Apples, cloves, and nutmeg aromas roil up from the glass. Apples and cloves lead on the palate, with a surprisingly savory mid-palate offering hints of mushroom and leafy herbs. Classic Viognier tropical fruits pop out and linger on the finish. This is a complex and interesting wine that would pair beautifully with grilled grouper with teriyaki and citrus. Recommended. 89 points. DBH

WHO: Psâgot Winery
WHAT: Viognier
WHEN: 2016
DESIGNATION: Jerusalem Mountain Vineyards
WHERE: Jerusalem Mountains, Israel
HOW MUCH: $21 (media sample)

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