Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Viognier

9.110 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Viognier
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

14.8% ABV.

14.8% ABV.

Oct 28th, 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
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
Cameron Myhrvold

Always delicious

Always delicious

Jun 9th, 2019
Jim McCusker

An awesome viognier by John Alban (kinda like letting you know the sun is going to rise tomorrow). We tried it in a Riedel Vinum series cabernet glass, which really did enhance the aromatics, so I’d recommend giving that a shot. Beautiful honeyed color, white flowers and a trace of spice on the nose, I suspect this is going to improve sustantially with a couple of more years under its belt (but still terrific now).

An awesome viognier by John Alban (kinda like letting you know the sun is going to rise tomorrow). We tried it in a Riedel Vinum series cabernet glass, which really did enhance the aromatics, so I’d recommend giving that a shot. Beautiful honeyed color, white flowers and a trace of spice on the nose, I suspect this is going to improve sustantially with a couple of more years under its belt (but still terrific now).

Jan 19th, 2019
Rich Janson

Luscious yet crisp. I should probably order more....

Luscious yet crisp. I should probably order more....

May 20th, 2017
Hugh O'Riordan

I think this is a great viognier. Can't say for sure as I don't drink much of the grape. This wine is subtle with flowery fruit but also lots of cream and finish.

I think this is a great viognier. Can't say for sure as I don't drink much of the grape. This wine is subtle with flowery fruit but also lots of cream and finish.

Apr 2nd, 2017
Paco Suro

Honeysuckle. Flinty in the finish. Good stuff.

Honeysuckle. Flinty in the finish. Good stuff.

Mar 24th, 2017
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

8.9

Jeffrey had this 2 years ago

Jeffrey had this 2 years ago

Sep 9th, 2017