Review: Franc Dusak Viognier Sonoma Valley 2015

Awhile back I reviewed Franc Dusak’s Sonoma Zinfandel 2013, and as I usually try to do, included a brief introduction to Franc himself. I’ve had a number of Franc’s wines, and have been over-the-moon for all of them. I recently tried his Sonoma Valley Viognier 2015, and this white wine is no exception. It is spectacular!

Without belaboring the point, and considering my crazy-busy schedule right now which has severely cut into my blogging time, here is the review I posted on the site for this amazing Viognier:


I am now convinced that my original aversion to Viognier resulted from low quality, rather than the varietal itself. Every Viognier I have tried has been simply amazing! Franc’s 2015 is no exception, and Viognier is now one of my favorite white wines!

Light straw color, with aromas of honeysuckle, white peach, and elderflower. On the palate, Golden delicious apple, white peach, elderflower, and a hint of fresh pineapple, mingling with fresh, light acidity; it’s like drops of gold on the tongue. Light to medium bodied and pleasantly dry, this is a stellar Viognier.

Served with Chicken Breast with Basil-Wine Sauce (the Viognier is in the sauce!) it is an amazing, heavenly experience.

4.5 out of 5 hearts (92 – 94 points)

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5 thoughts on “Review: Franc Dusak Viognier Sonoma Valley 2015

  1. topochinesvino September 15, 2016 at 12:38 pm Reply

    I’ve been living in Napa for 3 years and we visit Sonoma several times a month. Somehow, I’ve never heard of this winery! But we’ve added to our list of upcoming visits. We just visited and wrote about our first visit to another Sonoma winery, Kunde. You can read about it here:

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    • Appetite for Wine September 15, 2016 at 1:01 pm Reply

      I enjoyed your post about Kunde. I’ve been enticed by the signage, too, but never stopped. is an online distributor. Their winery facility is in Kenwood, not far from Kunde, but they currently do not have a tasting room. Their corporate offices are in Napa. If you are interested in learning more, shoot me an email at appetiteforwine (at) gmail (dot) com, and I can tell you all about it, and try to help arrange a visit.


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      • topochinesvino September 15, 2016 at 1:04 pm

        I was at a wine event a few weeks ago and half of the attendees were from Naked Wines, including the husband of our host. His name was Ryan O’Connell I believe. Do you know him? I’m definitely interested in learning more and will send you an email.

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      • Appetite for Wine September 15, 2016 at 1:06 pm

        I do know Ryan, and will be seeing him next week! I look forward to your email.

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