Even though it seems like ages since I have been there I've always had a warm spot in my heart for Curtis Winery, a boutique purveyor of Rhone-style wines in the Santa Ynez region, so tonight I was happy to find a bottle of their 2006 Viognier in my collection. The wine has held up well though it's probably cresting its peak now. The wine is clear and pretty in the glass, lemony-yellow and bright. The nose is still lovely with notes of honeysuckle, apricot, and a touch of citrus just as one expects. The wine in medium-bodied, somewhat round but still with a touch of zing of acid that helps deliver apricot, pear, and a touch of pineapple to the mouth and delivering a solid medium-length finish. It's a nice visit from an old friend.
Number of wines reviewed in 2011: 8