2018 Russian River Valley Viognier
2018 Russian River Valley Viognier

2018 Russian River Valley Viognier

Regular price $32 Compare at: $55-$75
(price for the same wine under its original label)
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17 in stock

Recognition

93 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; previous vintages in the mid-90's range

Tasting Notes

Great Viognier should be a deep, rich mouth-filling wine that touches all the senses. The trick is to harvest at the point where acidity counterbalances the richness of flavor

The wine's aromas have a concentrated depth: apricot, fresh peach, honeysuckle and minerals with a hint of spearmint. Flavors of nectarine and lemon zest linger through a pronounced finish.

The Story

This very limited wine comes from an allocation-list only winery who limits the Viognier to only their most loyal members. However, they do reserve a case or two for their restaurant clientele...

Here we are in 2020, with restaurants being closed for months. Suddenly, this rare wine had no place to go. We made a connection with the owner, tasted the wine, and confirmed the provenance, then made a deal that we could all be happy with.

If you liked the recent Russian River Pinot Noir and Chardonnay offerings, you will love this one too!

Wine Stats

- Production: 20 cases
- Blend: 100% Viognier 
- AVA: Russian River Valley
- ABV: 14.5%
- Drinking window: 2020-2023
- Comparable Price: $55-$75