Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Viognier

9.121 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Viognier
Top Notes For
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

15.4% 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
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
David Metcalf

The Viognier that restarted it all. Classic varietal character and dare I say balanced at 15+%. Opulent and flirtatious but not flabby. Dinner w/ John & Lorraine! #alban #swc

The Viognier that restarted it all. Classic varietal character and dare I say balanced at 15+%. Opulent and flirtatious but not flabby. Dinner w/ John & Lorraine! #alban #swc

Jan 17th, 2017
Aaron Rankin

I categorically love Viognier but know almost nothing about it. Nothing to report here other than a mild decant and warming up to ~65F made this really enjoyable with flank steak and mushroom polenta. Yay Alban!

I categorically love Viognier but know almost nothing about it. Nothing to report here other than a mild decant and warming up to ~65F made this really enjoyable with flank steak and mushroom polenta. Yay Alban!

May 3rd, 2018
Justin Sun

Well made but not my cup of tea

Well made but not my cup of tea

Mar 17th, 2018
Erin Kiff

I look forward to alban vio every year. This one doesn't disappoint.

I look forward to alban vio every year. This one doesn't disappoint.

Jul 15th, 2017
Aaron Rankin

Peaches, smoke, and white pepper,

Peaches, smoke, and white pepper,

Jun 3rd, 2017
Jim McCusker

Excellent viognier from John Alban. Lots of honeysuckle on the nose coupled with notes of melon. Medium-plus bodied on the palate with a good (but not lingering) finish. I personally like John's viogniers with a few years of age on them - brings out some awesome secondary flavors that just aren't there in this one yet. I suspect that this will be significantly more interesting in 2-3 years, so I'd recommend holding onto it for now.

Excellent viognier from John Alban. Lots of honeysuckle on the nose coupled with notes of melon. Medium-plus bodied on the palate with a good (but not lingering) finish. I personally like John's viogniers with a few years of age on them - brings out some awesome secondary flavors that just aren't there in this one yet. I suspect that this will be significantly more interesting in 2-3 years, so I'd recommend holding onto it for now.

May 6th, 2017
Steve Bozich

Not your usual viognier, lacks that lush feeling in the mouth - which is fine by me. Just hints of lemon, grapefruit and melon. A touch of smoke, and white chocolate. Did not drink like a 15.4 ABV! Just so mellow and soothing - I loved it. Edna Valley, 2014.

Not your usual viognier, lacks that lush feeling in the mouth - which is fine by me. Just hints of lemon, grapefruit and melon. A touch of smoke, and white chocolate. Did not drink like a 15.4 ABV! Just so mellow and soothing - I loved it. Edna Valley, 2014.

Aug 6th, 2016