Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Viognier

9.1115 ratings
9.142 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Viognier
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

14.8% ABV.

14.8% ABV.

Oct 28th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

Starting to show a little “tired” (due to the 15.4% alc.?) I would opt to start popping corks sooner than later.

Starting to show a little “tired” (due to the 15.4% alc.?) I would opt to start popping corks sooner than later.

Oct 23rd, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

15.5% ABV.
Way more alive and interesting than the ‘12 that I enjoyed last week and in a great spot now.

15.5% ABV.
Way more alive and interesting than the ‘12 that I enjoyed last week and in a great spot now.

Oct 13th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

14.8% ABV

Hanging onto life but it is time to drink up.

14.8% ABV

Hanging onto life but it is time to drink up.

Oct 10th, 2018
Shawn R

Oily mouthfeel that I adore. In a great place that demands to be drank now.

Oily mouthfeel that I adore. In a great place that demands to be drank now.

Sep 1st, 2018
Shay A
9.3

Weekly Wednesday wine committee. This week we had 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 3 reds, 1 dessert. All tasted blind as normal.

All 3 whites ended up being Viognier! I wanted to be gutsy and call it that way, but I thought “surely no one would serve 3 in a row”...I was wrong. I called this Rhône, specifically Marsanne/Roussanne as it picked up a very waxy note to it. It held a lot of orange blossom/citrus and is without a doubt the most unique Viognier I’ve ever had.

Weekly Wednesday wine committee. This week we had 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 3 reds, 1 dessert. All tasted blind as normal.

All 3 whites ended up being Viognier! I wanted to be gutsy and call it that way, but I thought “surely no one would serve 3 in a row”...I was wrong. I called this Rhône, specifically Marsanne/Roussanne as it picked up a very waxy note to it. It held a lot of orange blossom/citrus and is without a doubt the most unique Viognier I’ve ever had.

May 2nd, 2018
Sondra Bernstein

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

9.6

Floral, orchid perfume, rich creamy texture - mouth watering

Floral, orchid perfume, rich creamy texture - mouth watering

Mar 23rd, 2018
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