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Episode 117: Sanders Ridge 2007 Viognier

North Carolina Wine TV Review:
The Sanders Ridge 2007 Viognier has a very tropical nose with pineapple, limestone, peach, dried apricot, banana, and even some vinyl couch. The initial approach to this wine is very bitter, and the vinyl couch, or plastic taste, is predominant, rather than any of the traditional Viognier tropical flavors. The body is good, but the wine is off-balance. This is a wine that just got away from them. Sanders Ridge has some great wines, but this is not one of them. (Wine provided by the winery for review)

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

according to the North Carolina Wine Ratings Scale

Price: $16

Availability: Directly from the winery


About Sanders Ridge 2007 Viognier (from the winery)

Crisp and citrusy, hinting of melons and pineapple. Well balanced with a spicy and lightly floral finish.

About Sanders Ridge Winery (from the winery):
In the late 90’s, after 40 straight tobacco crops along with corn, soybeans, cattle, and timber, it was becoming ever clearer to Neil that the conventional farming of his day would not offer his 2 sons and daughter and their families – the livelihood that it had afforded him. With the realization that he was going to probably be “it” (the last Shore to farm this special place), he started researching alternative cash crops and implementing a more forward thinking farm plan which he hopes will sustain the land and all of the natural resources it supports (including his children and grand children!) for years to come…

Between 1999 and 2001, he laid the groundwork and established the vineyard for the Sanders Ridge Vineyard and Winery. (View photo diary). In December 2005, he began producing USDA certified organic vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers at the Farm at Sanders Ridge and in June of 2009 he opened the Winery and The Big Woods Restaurant – in a rustic and towering post and beam structure built from lumber and stone he harvested right off the farm.

Neil’s goal has always been to make Sanders Ridge a place where folks can laugh, relax, and experience the farm and the special places within it. He and his family invite you to visit the Winery and The Big Woods Restaurant for a taste of a simpler time and place. And, if you are so inclined, to wander…

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  2. Sara says:

    Do you think you may have gotten a bad bottle?

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