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2019 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard

2019 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley AVA
Vineyard Designation
Bien Nacido Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sept 6-11
Sugar
23.5 - 24.8 Brix
pH
3.30 - 3.34
Aging
67% neutral French oak and 33% stainless steel for 6 months, on lees.
Bottling Date
March 26, 2020
Alcohol %
14.5
In Stock
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$27.00
/ 750 mL
SKU: 19VIO

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY  |  SANTA MARIA VALLEY

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. 55% stainless-steel aging provides vibrancy and tension, with the balance aged in neutral oak, lending texture and developed aromatics.


Reviews

Jeb Dunnuck  91 points ~ The 2019 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard is beautifully done and has real Viognier character in its nectarine, peach, and floral aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, pure, and beautifully balanced, it's a winner. — Jeb Dunnuck

Vinous  92 points ~ The 2019 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard is a gorgeous wine that balances varietal character with freshness. Apricot, chamomile, mint and tangerine oil open up effortlessly. The 2019 is so inviting. Drinking window 2020-2025. — Antonio Galloni

Wine Enthusiast  90 points ~ There's a zesty citrus edge to the rounded peach middle on the nose of this very cleanly made wine. A firm tension frames the sip, where a steel minerality cuts through the lime-peel flavors, with an acidity pumping into the finish. — Matt Kettmann

2018 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard
Jeb Dunnuck  91 points ~ The 2018 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard is a juicy, elegant white that has plenty of citrus, tangerine, and floral aromatics as a medium-bodied, textured, layered style on the palate. Pure and beautifully balanced, it reveals building richness and a great finish. It's unquestionably an outstanding wine. — Jeb Dunnuck

Vinous  91 points ~ The 2018 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard is a very pretty, expressive white with tons of varietal character. Tangerine, apricot and sweet floral notes add lovely layers of complexity to this delicious Viognier from Jaffurs. The 2018 was done 55% in stainless steel and 45% in neutral oak. Drink 2019-2023. — Antonio Galloni

Wine Advocate  90 points ~ The 2018 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard is scented of pineapple, beeswax, honeycomb and honeysuckle with white peaches and nectarine plus a touch of musk perfume. Medium to full-bodied, it's gregariously fruited in the mouth with spicy accents, good freshness and a long, textured finish. Drink date 2019-2021. — Erin Brooks

2017 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard

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. — Antonio Galloni

Jeb Dunnuck  90 points ~ 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

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley AVA
Vineyard Designation
Bien Nacido Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sept 6-11
Sugar
23.5 - 24.8 Brix
pH
3.30 - 3.34
Aging
67% neutral French oak and 33% stainless steel for 6 months, on lees.
Bottling Date
March 26, 2020
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Production Notes
Fruit was whole cluster pressed, cold settled and fermented in 40% neutral oak barrels and 60% stainless steel. Unfined and lightly filtered.