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3 Horse Ranch Vineyards

Kristen Neff
November 19, 2020 | Eagle Foothills AVA, Eagle Idaho, Idaho Wine, Recipes + Pairings, Tasting Room | Kristen Neff

Wine for The Holidays

I think it’s safe to say we need good wine now more than ever! With the holidays quickly approaching we are forced to re-imagine how holidays will look this year and it’s a concept that will be different in every family. The one thing that remains the same is the desire for good wine and good food! Our current case sale should help you to at least cover part of that! Our Viognier magnums are the perfect addition to any holiday dinner.

Viognier is a northern Rhône style white varietal, known for its floral, aromatic notes and stone fruit flavors. Containing a pronounced silky richness that Chardonnay fans will appreciate, and enough fruit to appease sweet wine lovers. This particular grape does well blended, like in our house blend Vivacious that is a mix of Viognier and Roussanne, or on its own. In the blend Vivacious, Viognier provides beautiful floral, aromatic notes and stone fruit flavors like peach and apricot, with the Roussanne adding acidity and a little minerality on the finish. On its own Viognier exhibits a floral nose and flavors of apricot on the palate. This wine pairs well with rich-flavored foods, as well as foods with a hint of spice. Here are a few recommended recipes to try!

Apricot Chicken Tagine with ginger and mint 

Eggplant Caponata                                                               


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