Posted 5 years ago by Kurt Winegardner
d’Arenberg Hermit Crab Viognier/Marsanne 2010
I had Hermit Crab’s Viognier a few years ago, and I enjoyed it but was not impressed. This time around, (and perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I know more about wine now), it was lovely. I found this wine honeyed, full of white stone fruit, peaches, and the core red fruit of a not quite ripe nectarine. There are hints of pineapple, grapefruit, and some wild flowers. This is a powerful white wine, not something to be paired with delicate fish. It would go well with a mildly spicy dishes, or even a sweet and sour pork.
Suggested retail: $17.50