2008 d'Arenberg "Hermit Crab" Viognier-Marsanne (Previously $12)

SKU #1047786

89 points from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright gold. Pungent aromas of tangerine, poached pear and floral honey over a subtle underpinning of minerals. Supple, gently sweet orchard fruit and melon flavors are firmed by a citrus zest quality and pick up an exotic floral note on the back end. This juicy, fruit-driven wine will work well with spicy foods." (Sep/Oct 09) According to Robert Parker: "The 2008 The Hermit Crab is a blend of 72% Viognier and 28% Marsanne. The aromatics offer floral notes, honey, candle wax, and peach. Smooth-textured and ripe, the wine also has excellent depth and length. Enjoy it over the next 1-2 years." (12/09) According to Wine Spectator: "This silky white shows spicy pear and floral notes that mingle nicely on the finish. Drink now." (11/09)

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By: Adam Parry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/30/2011 | Send Email
You simply must try this wine at this price. Previous vintage's of this wine we have sold at $13.99. There is not a better bargain on good quality white wines right now.

By: Timothy Fildes | Review Date: 1/1/2010
Pear up front with lime, stones and lemon. There are light notes of nectar, honey, orange peel and apricot. A bit buttery and toasty, and then comes a nutty, sweet, crisp, long and refreshing finish. I caught a slight coconut note in middle. There is perhaps a bit of clove in there as well.

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