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2017 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard
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.
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. — Antonio Galloni
The 2017 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard was brought up a mix of stainless steel and neutral oak. It offers a ripe, sexy, Condrieu-like bouquet of orange marmalade, flower oil, and honeyed peach to go with a juicy, vibrant style on the palate. Viognier is always a rich, opulent variety, yet this wine pairs these elements with good acidity and a balanced, refreshing style. As with the Grenache Blanc, it's going to be incredibly versatile on the dinner table. Maturity 2018-2020. — Jeb Dunnuck
Clean aromas of pomelo and lychee meet with peach and dried sour pear on the nose of this single-vineyard expression. Tangy citrus and grapefruit flavors ride an energetic mouthfeel, with a long-lasting acid that takes a sour stretch into the finish. — Matt Kettmann
Intensely fruity, with a mix of pear, mango and peach flavors and a hint of tomato leaf. Crisp and refreshing, with plenty of intensity on the juicy finish. Drink now. 1,100 cases made. — MaryAnn Worobiec
2016 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard
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. Drinking window 2017-2020. — Antonio Galloni
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. — Matt Kettmann
2015 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard
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.
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.