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Junius Lindsay Vineyard Second Leaf Viognier-Roussanne 2013


Recommendation: A noteworthy Viognier-Roussanne blend and for a North Carolina wine, it’s refreshing and a bit “Old World”.

Winery/Producer: Vinted & Bottled by Childress Winery, Lexington, North Carolina.

Grape Variety: Viognier 88% and Roussanne 12%.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Yadkin Valley, North Carolina.

Vintage: 2013

Price: Unknown.

Purchased From: Junius Lindsay Vineyard; 385 Dr. Zimmerman Road; Lexington North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled chicken.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Clear, light oat straw color with a tiny tint of green. Light floral and melon aromas. Crisp, but with a tiny bit of creamy mouth feel and a lingering, slightly tropical fruit and apple finish that has a very nice tartness and a soft mineral taste that goes past the finish. We have been drinking local wines from around the world for several months and decided to have a local North Carolina wine for dinner on our first night back home…and it didn’t disappoint us. In fact is was a pretty good Viognier-Roussanne blend and for a North Carolina wine it was refreshing and a bit “Old World”. I’m jumping up and down…we simply don’t get wine this good in North Carolina. We liked it at a vineyard tasting last summer, but it was even better with the chicken. Two thumbs up for me on this one

    She said: Clear, widely spaced on-the-move legs. When Ray said we were going to have a local North Carolina wine with our chicken dinner my heart sank because our experience with them has not been good. I was proved totally wrong. This wine was very pleasant and enjoyable both with dinner and as a sipping wine. The flora aroma is faint and delicate. The experience on the palate is more solid with medium body, a bit of creaminess and flavors of sweet fruit. The finish is long and dominated by a pleasant tartness. If you want to buy a North Carolina wine this is one of the best we have had and I enthusiastically recommend it.

Comments:

    1. In July 2014 we had a very fun tasting at the Junius Lindsay Vineyard. We took a picnic lunch and enjoyed music, friends and wine in their delightful “open air” tasting room.

    Junius Lindsay Vineyard tasting room

    Michael Zimmerman, Proprietor

    2. In September 2016 we did a blind tasting of a bottle of Junius Lindsay Vineyard Second Leaf 2015 and a bottle of Moillard Les Violettes Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2014 (a French Southern Rhone blend of 40% Roussanne, 40% Marsanne and 20% Viognier). In a nutshell, we like the Junius Lindsay Second Leaf Viognier-Roussanne so much we couldn’t resist seeing how it would do in a side-by-side tasting with a French wine made from a similar grape blend. Although none of the three participants were professional wine tasters they could all be called “experienced” tasters and were asked to identify the French wine and the one they liked best. Without any hesitation all three selected one bottle as being from a French producer and all three picked the same bottle as the one they liked best. And, when the covers came off the bottles everyone was very surprised. The Junius Lindsay Second Leaf was the one picked as the French wine and best liked. All very unscientific; however, we recommend the Junius Lindsay Vineyard Second Leaf and if your ever in the market for a North Carolina wine it’s the one to reach for, or better yet, visit the winery in Lexington, North Carolina and sip a bottle in their tasting room located in the middle of the vineyard.

    3. Also see our review of the Junius Lindsay Vineyard Cellar Select Roussanne 2011…an OUTSTANDING North Carolina wine that was listed in the TastedOnline.com Best value wines of 2015.

Alcohol: 12.8%

Bar code: 8 98133 00116

Imported by: NA

Photos from TastedOnline.com.