2014 Rodney's Viognier

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2014 Rodney's Viognier

Appellation
Santa Barbara County

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SKU: VIO14RV
Wine Spectator
88
Wine Enthusiast
89
Vinous
91
Wine Advocate
90

Description

“The 2014 Viognier Rodney's Vineyard is super-polished and classy to the core. Jasmine, lemon confit, apricot and peach notes are laced together, with an extra kick of mid-palate richness that comes from a touch of new French oak. Mid-weight and gracious, the 2014 delivers terrific intensity with no real excess weight. The Rodney's emerges from a single block on the property. It is made in a slightly richer style than the Santa Barbara County Viognier yet retains a good bit of freshness.” ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Fresh, lively and crisp, with notes of white peach, tangerine and citrus, the 2014 Viognier Rodney’s Vineyard is lively and pure on the palate, with bright acidity, solid overall balance and tons of charm. Showing the clean, fruit-driven side of the variety, drink it over the coming year or two." ~ Wine Advocate

"Tight lemon peels and a restrained, almost chalky minerality greet the nose on this single-vineyard expression of Viognier, which also shows Gala apple, a shred of nectarine and a pinch of baking spice. A clean and pithy palate packs lemon custard, tangerine zest and grapefruit flavors." ~ Wine Enthusiast

"Exciting for the juicy core of melon, peach and yellow apple, this is refreshing and vibrant, with a touch of honeysuckle on the finish. Drink now. 495 cases made." ~ Wine Spectator

Tasting Notes
COLOR: straw AROMAS: white flowers, pink grapefruit, white peach, honeysuckle, vanilla, cinnamon FLAVORS: juicy peach, nectarine, honeydew melon, apricot, vanilla
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented & aged 9 months in 10% new French oak
Vineyard Source
100% Rodney's Vineyard (Block G) located on the Fess Parker home ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Viognier
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.704 g/100mL
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
24.4
Harvest Date
9/3/14
Production
495 cases