Alban Vineyards

Central Coast Viognier

9.018 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Viognier
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.2

An impressive representation of Viognier. Exotic nose of pineapple and citrus fruits is joined on the palate. While lacking acidity, the mid-palate is focused and precise. Displays great texture and minerality. We aligned on the rating.

An impressive representation of Viognier. Exotic nose of pineapple and citrus fruits is joined on the palate. While lacking acidity, the mid-palate is focused and precise. Displays great texture and minerality. We aligned on the rating.

Apr 5th, 2019
Robert Gomez

General Manager, Dino's Tomato Pie

Holy floral viognier Batman!

Holy floral viognier Batman!

Jan 14th, 2019
Steve Anderson

Tasting pour at Hospice du Rhône Saturday Grand Tasting.

Tasting pour at Hospice du Rhône Saturday Grand Tasting.

May 1st, 2018
Eric S
9.1

What a great and consistent white wine deal. Bitter melon, banana purée, and a nice grassy finish. Lighter bodied than previous vintages but still quite good.

What a great and consistent white wine deal. Bitter melon, banana purée, and a nice grassy finish. Lighter bodied than previous vintages but still quite good.

Apr 7th, 2018
Chris Parrino

Legend has it... Mr alban came into the biz after he clarified to another winemaker at said winery in a crowd that he wasn't making Roussanne (I believe the story goes) but viognier... to which im too drunk to remember the rest. But the point being that briefcase cuttings did come over. Alban did start a Viognier generation on the central coast.. and while I look for more promising examples, I say yes to this. Age definitely would help. Character of vanilla, honey, honeysuckle nose, pear, and a nice mineral and acid tension in youth.

Legend has it... Mr alban came into the biz after he clarified to another winemaker at said winery in a crowd that he wasn't making Roussanne (I believe the story goes) but viognier... to which im too drunk to remember the rest. But the point being that briefcase cuttings did come over. Alban did start a Viognier generation on the central coast.. and while I look for more promising examples, I say yes to this. Age definitely would help. Character of vanilla, honey, honeysuckle nose, pear, and a nice mineral and acid tension in youth.

Mar 31st, 2018
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Kurt-Inge had this a year ago

Kurt-Inge had this a year ago

Feb 11th, 2019
Rafael E. Garcia

Sommelier, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Las Vegas

8.8

Rafael E. had this 2 years ago

Rafael E. had this 2 years ago

Feb 12th, 2018
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

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Drew had this 2 years ago

Jun 1st, 2018
Jeroen Koenen

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Jeroen had this 5 months ago

Dec 28th, 2019
Charles

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Charles had this a year ago

May 29th, 2019