Not only did the cooking method and the wines vary for the lobsters this year the dipping sauces varied as well. There were three drawn butters available, plain, lemon ginger, and a third that had a subtle hint of garlic, rosemary, tarragon and lavender in it. With that butter the 2013 Kinkead Ridge Ohio River Valley Estate Viognier/Roussanne was tremendous. The wine was much more full bodied than the Dr L Riesling. Melons and citrus and oily herbs were strong in this wine. Those herbal flavors really matched well with the herbs in the butter. The herb butter tended to overpower the Riesling, but it was a wonderful match for the Kinkead Ridge.
2013 Kinkead Ridge Ohio River Valley Estate Viognier/Roussanne. 14% alcohol and $16.