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2007 Alban Estate Viognier Edna Valley (750ml)
Producer: Alban Vineyards albanvineyards.com
Appellation: Edna Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: white
Varietal: Viognier
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$48.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: June 30, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points "As for the white wines, the 2007 Viognier Estate appears to be the finest example of this cuvee they have yet made. The good news is that there are around 350 cases. It is not your typical blowsy Viognier, but one with strong minerality, excellent precision, and super-intense, concentrated, honeysuckle, apricot, and peach-like notes. Dazzling acid levels and the mineral component ooze throughout this wine, giving it tremendous character, personality, and complexity. I doubt it will age long as this varietal tends to oxidize quickly, but for drinking over the next several years, this is a terrific Viognier." Best 2008-