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Alban Vineyards Viognier Central Coast 2015

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90-92 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): I continue to think John's Central Coast Viognier is one of the best values out there, and this barrel sample certainly validates that opinion. Scheduled to be bottled next week, the 2015 Viognier (which is all estate fruit in 2015) gives up beautiful, clean, crisp notes of lemons, flower oil, tangerine and pineapple in a medium-bodied, textured, yet fresh and balanced package. It doesn't have the depth and richness of the Estate release, but it's damn good nonetheless. 2017-2021. (Aug 2016)

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Alban Vineyards:
Alban Vineyards is a wine estate in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County, California. Winemaker John Alban is credited with being one of the first Californians to plant the Rhone varietals Viognier, Rousanne, and Syrah in 1989. His successful pioneering efforts led the way for the California Rhone Ranger movement and have since been a significant source for these varietals for other winemak... Read more
Alban Vineyards is a wine estate in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County, California. Winemaker John Alban is credited with being one of the first Californians to plant the Rhone varietals Viognier, Rousanne, and Syrah in 1989. His successful pioneering efforts led the way for the California Rhone Ranger movement and have since been a significant source for these varietals for other winemakers and his own Alban Vineyards label. He sources Mourvedre and Grenache from Paso Robles where hotter conditions are more conducive to growing those grapes. Apart from white and red single varietal releases and blends, Alban also produces a dessert wine with botrytis grapes called Rotten Luck. Read less

90-92 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): I continue to think John's Central Coast Viognier is one of the best values out there, and this barrel sample certainly validates that opinion. Scheduled to be bottled next week, the 2015 Viognier (which is all estate fruit in 2015) gives up beautiful, clean, crisp notes of lemons, flower oil, tangerine and pineapple in a medium-bodied, textured, yet fresh and balanced package. It doesn't have the depth and richness of the Estate release, but it's damn good nonetheless. 2017-2021. (Aug 2016)

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