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2018 Alban Vineyards Alban Estate Vineyard Viognier

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February 5, 2023 - $49



96The Wine Advocate

...honeysuckle, white peaches, grape candy, lemongrass, beeswax, honeyed oats and loads of exotic perfume in the undercurrent. The medium-bodied palate is incredibly nuanced and layered, super fresh and with a finish that goes on and on. Incredible!

96Jeb Dunnuck

...stunning notes of tangerines, white flowers, and salty minerality. This carries to a fresh, vibrant yet still classically textured and opulent Viognier that brings both richness and freshness.

93-94Vinous / IWC

Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of fresh white peach, Anjou pear and tangerine, along with a bright floral overtone. Juicy, focused and densely packed, conveying a suave interplay of richness and energy to the citrus and pit fruit and floral flavors. Shows real power and precision on the strikingly long finish, which repeats the peach and floral notes.


United States, California, Central Coast, Arroyo Grande Valley

Arroyo Grande Valley AVA is a 42,880-acre appellation within the Central Coast AVA. The appellation surrounds the town of Arroyo Grande, and is located southwest of San Luis Obispo. Located within four miles of the Pacific Ocean, the 16-mile long valley includes several microclimates, such a cooler lower one on the west end, where Pinot Noir is grown, and a higher, hotter microclimate inland, where Zinfandel thrives. Arroyo Grande was officially recognized as an AVA in 1990. Many grapes are grown here, including Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Tempranillo. Like most of the Central Coast, this AVA has a long tradition of farming. Most of the ever-growing number of wineries here have sprung up in the last 30 years and they tend to focus on Rhone varietals.


White Wine, Viognier

This is a full-bodied white variety has plenty of natural aromatics such as peach and violets. It’s a low yielding fruit, so it is grown for its taste over its economics. Viognier is considered an ancient grape and an early favorite of the Roman emperors.