E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône White 2013

E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône White 2013: Wonderful blend of 65% viognier, 15% roussanne, 10% marsanne, 8% clairette, 2% bourboulenc; combined they create delightful complexity, depth, and richness. Very pale yellow color, flower petals on the nose—after some exposure to air; delicate honeysuckle, pear, apricot, white peach on the palate. Guigal historically features viognier in their blanc, and this offering affirms that judgment. Full body, dry, smooth, no oak, brush of crisp fruitiness, some minerality and ginger on clean, cleansing finish. E. Guigal is a go-to quality-value play year after year, and this delight deliciously sustains their record. $14E. Guigal Côtes eu Rhône White