Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Viognier

9.192 ratings
9.026 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Viognier
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

15.4% alc.

Don't let the labeled ABV scare you off as this is nicely balanced and in a great spot now and probably for a few more years.

15.4% alc.

Don't let the labeled ABV scare you off as this is nicely balanced and in a great spot now and probably for a few more years.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

14.8% alc.

Still a little tight at this point I think there's upside potential here.
91+ pts.

14.8% alc.

Still a little tight at this point I think there's upside potential here.
91+ pts.

May 11th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

14.8% alc.

14.8% alc.

May 2nd, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

15.5% alc.

15.5% alc.

May 2nd, 2017
Joshua Blissett

Ripe Asian pear, orange blossom, tangerine juice, pineapple juice, toast, candied ginger, white flowers, powdered sugar, marzipan. Sexy and complex and just keeps evolving in glass.

Ripe Asian pear, orange blossom, tangerine juice, pineapple juice, toast, candied ginger, white flowers, powdered sugar, marzipan. Sexy and complex and just keeps evolving in glass.

Feb 25th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

14.8% alc.
I know I sound like a broken record but the whites from Alban really deserves serious credit.....!!!

14.8% alc.
I know I sound like a broken record but the whites from Alban really deserves serious credit.....!!!

Nov 21st, 2016
Lynn La Chapelle

Started out with honeysuckle and nectar notes and evolved over the hour into lemongrass, with an apricot brûlée finish. A treat!

Started out with honeysuckle and nectar notes and evolved over the hour into lemongrass, with an apricot brûlée finish. A treat!

Jul 9th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

John Alban (and Glenn Skrabanik) certainly gets a lot of well-deserved praise for their Reds but to me their Whites (Rousanne and Viognier) is of equal quality.
This Viognier is just flat out gorgeous!
Please don't let the stated 14.8% alc. scare you off because it is well integrated and in pursuit of perfect balance 😉.
I would love to follow the evolution over the next 5-10 years but it's going to be hard to keep my hands off the limited stash....

John Alban (and Glenn Skrabanik) certainly gets a lot of well-deserved praise for their Reds but to me their Whites (Rousanne and Viognier) is of equal quality.
This Viognier is just flat out gorgeous!
Please don't let the stated 14.8% alc. scare you off because it is well integrated and in pursuit of perfect balance 😉.
I would love to follow the evolution over the next 5-10 years but it's going to be hard to keep my hands off the limited stash....

Sep 8th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Split opinion on if this was corked. I didn't get that, but got some petrol aromas and spicy citrusy. Very opulent.

Split opinion on if this was corked. I didn't get that, but got some petrol aromas and spicy citrusy. Very opulent.

Sep 6th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Floral notes and crisp apples and pear on the palate. Paired nicely with salmon sashimi as a palate cleanser.

Floral notes and crisp apples and pear on the palate. Paired nicely with salmon sashimi as a palate cleanser.

Jun 29th, 2014