“Spring is here …. Why doesn’t my heart go dancing? “Why? I’ll tell you why! It’s too freakin’ cold, that’s why! Be that as it may, I still encourage you to get a taste of Spring with a wine that smells like the long awaited season.

From the first sniff to your last sip, the Cline 2012 Viognier will definitely put you in the mood for Spring. When you first open the bottle, you will be pleasantly assaulted by melon, pineapple, citrus and floral scents. You can almost feel a warm breeze gently blowing nearby. The color is deep and rich, somewhere between honey and apple juice. This wine is surprisingly heavy on the tongue. It is also low on acidity but has a very lively flavor. Lemon, apricot, pineapple and a hint of smoke make this a delightful treat as an appertif with mild cheeses or a fruity pairing for Asian dishes (I recommend Thai food or a Shrimp Curry Boullaibase).

Currently, this wine runs $10.99 and is worth every penny. After all, it’s a small price to pay for a taste of Spring.