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2020 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard

2020 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley AVA
Vineyard Designation
Bien Nacido Vineyard
Alcohol %
14.8
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SKU: 20VIO

SANTA MARIA VALLEY  |  SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 

Our Viognier is grown at the Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. A warmer that average vintage produced a highly expressive wine with aromatics of white flowers, orange blossom and anise. The palate is round, with fleshy peach, lemon curd and chamomile. Malolactic fermentation was blocked after 25%, to maintain freshness in the wine. Finishes with a bright chalky acidity that is typical for this site.


Reviews

Jeb Dunnuck  90 Points ~ Starting with the 2020 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard, which is 100% Viognier, it has some classic varietal richness and viscosity as well as honeyed tangerine and peach fruits, some salty, mineral-like nuances, a good sense of freshness, and a clean finish. It's well made and an outstanding expression of this variety. — Jeb Dunnuck

Vinous  91 points ~ The 2020 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard is a very pretty wine to drink now and over the next few years. Orchard fruit, lime, white flowers, and mint give the 2020 an attractive top register of brightness. This is an especially fresh, vibrant style of Viognier. Drinking window 2021-2025. — Antonio Galloni

2019 Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard

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

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley AVA
Vineyard Designation
Bien Nacido Vineyard
Alcohol %
14.8