2013 Rodney's Viognier

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2013 Rodney's Viognier

Appellation
Santa Barbara County

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$37.00
 
SKU: VIO13RV
Wine Enthusiast
91
Vinous
91

Description

Our estate vineyard, named in honor of Fess' late son-in-law, was planted in 1989 to predominantly traditional Rhone varietal types. The warm days and cool nighttime temperatures at this vineyard allow for a long growing season and consequently, great maturity and flavor development in our grapes.

"Smoke, apricot pit, peach, mint and new oak meld together in the 2013 Viognier Rodney's Vineyard. Layered and succulent in the glass, the 2013 is impeccably balanced from start to finish. The 2013 was done entirely in new oak, which gives the wine much of its shape, texture and persistence." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"This nose from the actor-turned-vintner's family vineyard shows tight aromas of chalk, rain on cement and lime pith and blossoms. The laser-focused palate holds to the lime-pith lead, also showing ruby-red grapefruit juice, but exercising a lot of clean restraint." ~ Wine Enthusiast

Tasting Notes
COLOR: light straw AROMAS: ripe peach, pink grapefruit, jasmine, honeysuckle, pear, vanilla, baking spices FLAVORS: white apricot, honeydew melon, citrus, vanilla, hint of oak
Aging
100% barrel fermented; aged 9 months in 15% new French oak barrels
Vineyard Notes
100% Rodney's Vineyard (Blocks G & K) located in the Santa Ynez Valley on the Fess Parker home ranch. Tons per acre 2.8

Wine Specs

Other Notes
100% Viognier
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.717 g/100mL
pH
3.30
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Sugar
25.7-26.4
Harvest Date
9/21 - 9/23/13
Production
625 cases
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