wine of the week

Know any folks who are hellbent on drinking only chardonnay? Time to turn them on to the 2014 Alma Comte de Montimas Viognier ($10). The lush, seriously delicious tropical fruit comes in layers, backed by spot-on acidity at just the right moments. The aroma is heady, and the finish can only be described as velvety. While chardonnay fanatics will find a lot to like here, so should anyone else. Try this French white with trout, salmon or sushi; roasted or barbecued chicken, and grilled summer veggies.

Available at Cellars, Viking Liquor Barrel, Rum River, MGM Minnetonka and Burnsville, Lunds & Byerlys Ridgedale and others.