Roar

Sierra Mar Vineyard Viognier

9.317 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, 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
Chris Parrino

SLH without too much explanation is a premier site for Pinot Noir and Chard. But like Napa/Sonoma and Santa Barbara the similar theme is we're finding more grape varietals to diversify ourselves because of how great our weather is and generally our love of many options. Roar is a local leader of quality wines, if you're looking for an SLH example of the good stuff.. here you go.

Went on a cool personal tour of some vineyards at the winery and tried some wine after. This is a newer vineyard for them, high elevation grown Viognier (10 years). Keep in mind this is a foggy climate versus most other Viognier climates. Rich peaches outweigh the honeydew melon fruit for an ideal balance of fruit I'd prefer. I think an edge to this wine is some minerality I usually find clouded from old world veen. Also out here we're in our 2nd or 3rd year in a row of very cold summers and cold spring/fall. It's really what I imagine Seattle to be because most days I just get overcast with my beach view😂 I look forward to a very warm SLH year; this will wake up the locals.

SLH without too much explanation is a premier site for Pinot Noir and Chard. But like Napa/Sonoma and Santa Barbara the similar theme is we're finding more grape varietals to diversify ourselves because of how great our weather is and generally our love of many options. Roar is a local leader of quality wines, if you're looking for an SLH example of the good stuff.. here you go.

Went on a cool personal tour of some vineyards at the winery and tried some wine after. This is a newer vineyard for them, high elevation grown Viognier (10 years). Keep in mind this is a foggy climate versus most other Viognier climates. Rich peaches outweigh the honeydew melon fruit for an ideal balance of fruit I'd prefer. I think an edge to this wine is some minerality I usually find clouded from old world veen. Also out here we're in our 2nd or 3rd year in a row of very cold summers and cold spring/fall. It's really what I imagine Seattle to be because most days I just get overcast with my beach view😂 I look forward to a very warm SLH year; this will wake up the locals.

Aug 26th, 2017
Steve Wilcox

91 pts a bit thin

91 pts a bit thin

Aug 11th, 2016
Cameron Myhrvold

My hands down favorite viognier. Absolutely delicious. A killer wine. A phenomenal effort by Roar.

My hands down favorite viognier. Absolutely delicious. A killer wine. A phenomenal effort by Roar.

Jun 27th, 2016
Jeremy Corday

Way higher acidity than expected. Let's wait a bit ....and a bit more on the next btl.

Way higher acidity than expected. Let's wait a bit ....and a bit more on the next btl.

Sep 28th, 2016
Stephen Mathews

Stephen had this 8 months ago

Stephen had this 8 months ago

Jun 12th, 2017
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

9.4

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Mar 28th, 2015
Jeffrey Bragman

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9.4

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Mar 18th, 2015
Jeffrey Bragman

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9.4

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Feb 11th, 2015
Jeffrey Bragman

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9.5

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Jeffrey had this 3 years ago

Sep 24th, 2014
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

9.6

Jeffrey had this 4 years ago

Jeffrey had this 4 years ago

Aug 19th, 2014