As a result of winning a bet I finally had the pleasure of trying a bottle of Condrieu.My past experience with Viognier has been with California wines. I didn't know what to expect in terms of difference...small?,vast?,same?,slight variation,different planet? The Condrieu was a nectar that was heavier than its American counterparts with honey and melon flavors. It was a 1998 Clos Boucher Delas Freres. God it was good.