Clendenen Family Vineyards

Rancho La Cuna Syrah Viognier

9.37 ratings
9.61 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Viognier
Lamb, 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
Sipping Fine Wine

On a trip to CA we visited AuBonClimat and tasted their wines, including some of Jim Clendenen's special wines. Classic grapes of the Rhone Valley, the blending if these grapes complement each other. Dark Berry aromas with a fragrant nose of spice. On the palate blackberry and dark cherry fruit flavors with notes of licorice and smoky oak. Soft tannins, well balanced gives this wine a pleasant lingering finish. Tasting Sample.

On a trip to CA we visited AuBonClimat and tasted their wines, including some of Jim Clendenen's special wines. Classic grapes of the Rhone Valley, the blending if these grapes complement each other. Dark Berry aromas with a fragrant nose of spice. On the palate blackberry and dark cherry fruit flavors with notes of licorice and smoky oak. Soft tannins, well balanced gives this wine a pleasant lingering finish. Tasting Sample.

Oct 15th, 2016
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.6

Oh yeah. This is my jam. Just gorgeous wine. Viogner really lift the aromatics into another level. Spice, pepper, cherry briar patch, subtle perfume, a meadow of wildflowers. As it opens a creamy silky core of ripe red fruit and lush tannins seduce the mouth like a femme fatale. The prickly acids give it a balanced backbone. Delicious long finish with acid burst. Almost sweet, not sappy. Like a great dark comedy.

Oh yeah. This is my jam. Just gorgeous wine. Viogner really lift the aromatics into another level. Spice, pepper, cherry briar patch, subtle perfume, a meadow of wildflowers. As it opens a creamy silky core of ripe red fruit and lush tannins seduce the mouth like a femme fatale. The prickly acids give it a balanced backbone. Delicious long finish with acid burst. Almost sweet, not sappy. Like a great dark comedy.

Jun 20th, 2016
Trae Apodaca

Dark Cherry Pie 😋

Dark Cherry Pie 😋

Jan 3rd, 2019
Jeffrey Boscamp

Wow. 8/11/16 at the Dutch . Magnificent balance, upfront fruit and a spectacular long finish. Light colored and perfect with my sea bass. Highly recommend!

Wow. 8/11/16 at the Dutch . Magnificent balance, upfront fruit and a spectacular long finish. Light colored and perfect with my sea bass. Highly recommend!

Aug 12th, 2016
Austin Blackwell

Austin had this 3 years ago

Austin had this 3 years ago

Dec 30th, 2016
Adam Duvendeck

Adam had this 4 years ago

Adam had this 4 years ago

Apr 3rd, 2016
Joe Spinner

Joe had this 4 years ago

Joe had this 4 years ago

Feb 13th, 2016