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2017 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard

2017 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley AVA
Vineyard Designation
Bien Nacido Vineyard
Alcohol %
14.2
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$27.00
/ 750 mL
SKU: 17VIO

SANTA MARIA VALLEY | SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

A classic Jaffurs Viognier, from the cool-climate Bien Nacido Vineyard. Floral aromatics, with pineapple and mineral notes, this wine fleshes out on the palate with juicy nectarine and focused acidity. 60% stainless-steel aging provides vibrancy and tension, with the balance aged in neutral oak, lending texture and developed aromatics.


Reviews

Vinous  91 Points

The 2017 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard offers lovely complexity and nuance, with a touch of neutral oak character that adds frames apricot and peach Viognier fruit. Layered, vivid and beautiful, the 2017 is gorgeous. Drink this refreshing Viognier over the next few years. Drink 2018-2022.

2016 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard
Vinous  90 Points

The 2016 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard is terrific. There is lovely varietal nuance, but done in an understated style that is all about grace. Silky and polished, the 2016 is delicious.

Wine Enthusiast  92 Points

Very chalky, tightly wound and mineral-driven on the nose, this expertly restrained bottling also shows Key lime, slight white peach and a whiff of daffodil on the nose. Zippy as can be on the sip, flavors of lime and pink lemon are overshadowed by chalky tensions and limestone flavors, much like licking a white rock.

2015 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard
Vinous  91 Points

The 2015 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard is a gorgeous, nuanced white with tons of varietal purity and class. Bright and restrained, the 2015 delivers notable flavor intensity in an understated style that is highly appealing. Sweet floral and honeyed notes add a kick of intensity on the close.

Wine Advocate  90 Points

A very fresh, clean and crisp expression of the variety, the 2015 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard has excellent purity, lots of white peach, white flowers and citrus, medium-bodied richness and juicy acidity. It will be versatile on the dinner table and drink well for a year or two. Drink 2016-2018.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley AVA
Vineyard Designation
Bien Nacido Vineyard
Alcohol %
14.2