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Alban Viognier Central Coast 2016

Winemaker's Notes:

91 points Jeb Dunnuck: I always love this wine and the 2016 Viognier Central Coast is another smoking value. Apricot, white flowers, honeysuckle, and hints of salty minerality all emerge from this charming, pure and layered beauty. Due to miserable yields in Viognier, this is the first vintage in a while where they've had to purchase fruit for this cuvee. (8/10/17)

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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

Member Reviews for Alban Viognier Central Coast

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/11/2012

Flowers, honey, lime zest, pear and stony minerality. Bright and silky on the palate with stone fruit, white flowers and light spice. Peach dominated fruit. Very tasty! 92 pts. 11/10/12


Snooth User: StarchitectEDK
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 11/13/2012

Sweet and inviting nose of pear and lime. Medium weight mouth feel, notes of minerals. Reminded me of Chardonnay. Tasted at Marche Bacchus 11/10/12


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/02/2012

Aromas of honeyes peach and apricot with lychee and florals and a hint of fresh greens. Good acidity and medium bodied on the palate. Really nice minerality. Crisp flavors of stone fruits, lychee and a hint of mango. Nice and fresh with a melon tone on the finish. 3/24/12


Snooth User: George Parkinson
220047883
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/26/2009

color-gold nose-melon&cream mouth-nectarines finish-medium long buy it share it age it 1 year


Snooth User: Derek67
32027694
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/13/2008

BIG and HUGE this vio is full of pineapple and honeysuckle flavors, yet it has fantastic acid. Unctuous!


Snooth User: danren95
22695970
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/23/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Alban Viognier Central Coast

External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/12/2010

This 2009 Viognier is very fresh and clean, with loads of honeyed peach and apricot as well as some exotic lychee and floral notes. The wine has good acidity and medium to full body, with more minerality than most California Viogniers.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/25/2010

Alban 2009 Viognier - 90 Points!


External Review
Vintage: 2006 10/16/2008

93 Points by Robert Parker, Wine Advocate This Viognier exhibits notes of orange marmalade interwoven with honeysuckle and tropical fruits. Fresh, medium to full-bodied, powerful, pure and rich. This is one of the top Viognier's made in California. Will age well over the next 6 years.



91 points Jeb Dunnuck: I always love this wine and the 2016 Viognier Central Coast is another smoking value. Apricot, white flowers, honeysuckle, and hints of salty minerality all emerge from this charming, pure and layered beauty. Due to miserable yields in Viognier, this is the first vintage in a while where they've had to purchase fruit for this cuvee. (8/10/17)

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