2018 Kobayashi Winery Viognier WeatherEye- USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills (7/5/2020)
Decanted 2 hrs as pre Travis A’s rec. Served with a crab cake / golden beet / avocado / and toasted almond salad, this was a home run paring. All heads turned quickly at the table to see what we were drinking, as the paring was seamless. As to the wine itself, pretty much seamless as well, agree with others citing a strong tangerine trait, very clear, focused with terrific mineral thrust. More acid that I usually see with Viognier, and the finish pushed a fantastic blast of ginger to round things out. Loved this. (93 pts.)
Terrific note! Mirrors the experience I had with it about a month ago. Just as good as the Andre Perret 2015 Clos Chanson we had last week, albeit in a more intellectual way. Amazing first vintage from a winery and winemaker destined for great things!