Syncline 2007 Subduction White
The Syncline 2007 Subduction White (14.1%) is a blend of 69% viognier and 31% chardonnay. In the glass, this wine was a beautiful golden yellow color, delivering some fruit to the nose, although it was mostly notes of over ripe melon and pineapple.
The Subduction White had an overly viscous, cloying mouthfeel, almost to the point of being syrupy. The over ripe tropical fruit notes predominated along with a creaminess that was off putting. It finished with a funk that comes when viognier is not at its best.
We paired the Syncline with roasted chicken thighs and onions on steamed rice. At $18, this is an expensive white wine that just does meet the quality bar. I would pass on buying this again.
Syncline Wine Notes