Alban Vineyards

Central Coast Viognier

9.010 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Viognier
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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
Steve Anderson

Tasting pour at Hospice du Rhône Saturday Grand Tasting.

Tasting pour at Hospice du Rhône Saturday Grand Tasting.

May 1st, 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
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
Charles

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May 29th, 2019
Peter Brush

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Sep 30th, 2018
Deb Dellaposta

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Sep 24th, 2018
Edward Nelson

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Jul 20th, 2018
Peter Brush

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Peter had this 2 years ago

May 6th, 2018