2017 Alban Vineyards Viognier Central Coast

- 750 ml
92
VM
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86072-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Pale green-hued yellow. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of mineral-accented white peach, Anjou pear, melon and orange zest carry a bright floral overtone that gains strength with air. Juicy, fresh and densely packed, displaying a suave interplay of richness and vivacity to the orchard and pit fruit flavors. Shows impressive power and definition on the strikingly long finish, which strongly echoes the peach and floral qualities.

Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media | 92 VM

Sokolin 2017 Alban Vineyards Viognier Central Coast Tasting Notes:

The shining golden appearance of this wine hints at the absolutely mind-bending flavor profile. Its purity is nothing short of divine, and it boasts seemingly infinite elegance and refinement. If heaven exists, this is what gets served along with dinner there. Right on the nose, you're hit with caramelized citrus, along with what feels like a heap of white flower petals and a thick, opulent orange jam. The more you drink, the more the wine shares its secrets, but it never sacrifices that vivacious freshness that creates its initial appeal.

Drink now or in a year, if you want to experience the wine's full potential. We're picturing a bountiful feast with a group of trusted friends, with a golden glass at everyone's side as they enjoy the evening's festivities. Create a beautiful memory in the minds of your loved ones with this excellent example of new world gold. California strikes yet again!
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2017
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Alban: With around 66 acres covered in vineyards, Alban has a lot of terroir diversity, which helps their wines stand out from each other as well as bring something unique to every tasting. The favor grape varietals normally used in the Rhone Valley, such as Syrah, and the difference in climate between the two regions allows those varietals to sing in an entirely new language than they normally would. While there is a lot of flavor variety on display when it comes to Alban Vineyards, you can expect signature notes such as black and blue fruit, warm toast and oaky vanilla, or some sharp and daring black pepper. The wines tend to be incredibly thick and rich, almost syrupy, and pretty bold in their approach.
Rating 92 VM
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
Type of Wine California White: If you're in the mood for a creative, compelling white wine, few regions can compete with California, and it's immense varietal diversity. With the pure, potent essence of grapes such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Pinot Gris, these wines will stimulate your senses and arouse your intellect. Give in, and enjoy.
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