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Briar Rose Winery Temecula Valley Talking Frog Hefe-N-Vine 2009

Member Review by Tyler Worth:

90 points. This wine is almost exactly like their still Viognier on the nose, but there is a unique wheat and barley-like quality to it. In addition to the intense fragrance and aromatic complexity of the regular Viognier, there is a creaminess, an additional heartiness, something that is deep and inviting. On the palate this wine opens sweet and lush. It’s nearly dessert sweet, although I could see it working quite nicely as an aperitif wine with a cheese plate. The flavor profile is nearly the same as the traditional Viognier, but there is an explosion of thick wheaty foam, exactly like a hefeweizen. It’s delicate, floral, and intense, and it’s got amazing complexity. I think that the fascinating, sudsy refreshment that this wine brings to the table is really something unique, and an absolute must try expereince. Without question, a wine worth buying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #29: Strange Fruit: Temecula Tuesday #5: Tasting Two Whimsical Whites by Briar Rose Winery ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/15/post-29-strange-fruit-temecula-tuesday-5-tasting-two-whimsical-whites-by-briar-rose-winery/ )

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Briar Rose Winery:
Briar Rose Winery is located in Temecula, California and has the proud distinction of being the Temecula Valley's premier boutique winery. We strive to produce handcrafted, small lot, premium, artisan wines made from the most intensely flavored grapes from our lush vineyards. Many years ago before real estate developers discovered Temecula, the valley was dotted with small, family owned farms... Read more
Briar Rose Winery is located in Temecula, California and has the proud distinction of being the Temecula Valley's premier boutique winery. We strive to produce handcrafted, small lot, premium, artisan wines made from the most intensely flavored grapes from our lush vineyards. Many years ago before real estate developers discovered Temecula, the valley was dotted with small, family owned farms, orchards, and vineyards. Our winery is the fruition of owner's Les and Dorian Linkogle's lifelong dream and marks a return to those idyllic times as Temecula's first, reservation only (click here to make) winery. In a sense the Linkogle's have come full circle and want to celebrate the return to a small, family-owned business. We welcome you to enjoy our wines, wander the gardens and savor the enchantment. You will walk away not with just a the best wine tasting experience, but a memory. Annually, we produce about 2,400 cases, some of which have received "cult wine" status by wine connoisseurs. Specializing in red varietals, the estate-grown offerings include an intense award winning Estate Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and a super Tuscan blend. Other offerings include a lively, fruity Sangiovese and Merlot. Our white varietals include a Viognier, and a Fume Blanc. Our newest release is a sweet and effervescent wine lager called "Talking Frog". Whether its your first or your next Temecula wine tasting trip, we invite you to come visit our Temecula winery (located in Southern California) and "Taste the Enchantment" of our premium, award winning wines. Read less

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Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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01/14/2011

90 points. This wine is almost exactly like their still Viognier on the nose, but there is a unique wheat and barley-like quality to it. In addition to the intense fragrance and aromatic complexity of the regular Viognier, there is a creaminess, an additional heartiness, something that is deep and inviting. On the palate this wine opens sweet and lush. It’s nearly dessert sweet, although I could see it working quite nicely as an aperitif wine with a cheese plate. The flavor profile is nearly the same as the traditional Viognier, but there is an explosion of thick wheaty foam, exactly like a hefeweizen. It’s delicate, floral, and intense, and it’s got amazing complexity. I think that the fascinating, sudsy refreshment that this wine brings to the table is really something unique, and an absolute must try expereince. Without question, a wine worth buying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #29: Strange Fruit: Temecula Tuesday #5: Tasting Two Whimsical Whites by Briar Rose Winery ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/15/post-29-strange-fruit-temecula-tuesday-5-tasting-two-whimsical-whites-by-briar-rose-winery/ )



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