If you've got the urge to travel, but the poor economy's holding you back, consider taking a trip with High Flyer's 2007 Viognier ($17). It's a lovely, easy-drinking white wine with roots in France and California. The grapes are grown at the Borra Family Vineyard in Lodi, CA — a location whose climate and terrior bears an extraordinary resemblance to France's Rhone Valley.
The medium-bodied white is refreshing, yet complex. It has a stone fruit aroma with a hint of citrus. Lush, brisk, and well-balanced, I sipped this wine alone, but think it would pair well with fish or roast chicken.
Have you sampled one of High Flyer's varietals? What did you think?