2015 Rodney's Viognier

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2015 Rodney's Viognier

Appellation
Santa Barbara County

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$37.00
 
SKU: VIO15RV
Wine Enthusiast
90
Jeb Dunnuck
91
Vinous
89
Wine Advocate
89

Description

"...Apricot, pineapple and hints of orange blossom all emerge from 2015 Viognier Rodney’s Vineyard, and it’s about as gulpable, charming and delicious as they come. Drink it over the coming year." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"...reveals pretty jasmine and peach blossom notes over an apricot, fresh hay and melon-scented core. The medium-bodied palate offers a pleasant oiliness to the texture and a good intensity of perfumed stone fruit, finishing with some baking spice hints coming through." ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"...luscious and open-knit, but also has a good bit of aromatic freshness to keep things in check. There is good varietal nuance in a wine that offers plenty of character in a fresh, very slightly off-dry style ideal for drinking as an aperitif." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: pale straw AROMAS: honeysuckle, apricot, peach, baking spices, graham cracker, vanilla FLAVORS: yellow peach, white nectarine, apricot, citrus, lemon zest, vanilla, roasted almond
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented; aged 8 months in 8% new French oak barrels
Vineyard Source
100% Rodney's Vineyard (Blocks K1 & G) located on the Fess Parker Winery home ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Viognier
Alcohol %
14.2
Acid
0.776 g/100mL
pH
3.32
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
25.2
Harvest Date
8/26-9/4/15
Production
641 cases