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2012 Alban Viognier Central CoastViognier from United States

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"Starting in 1985, John Alban planted grapes for other people until he bought an estate in 1989. With a focus on creating wines made from Rhône Valley varietals, Alban came to...

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"Starting in 1985, John Alban planted grapes for other people until he bought an estate in 1989. With a focus on creating wines made from Rhône Valley varietals, Alban came to be a pioneer of the Rhone Rangers movement, and is considered one of the most influential American Rhone producers. On beginning to grow Viognier, Alban stated, "I almost single-handedly doubled the world's acreage," referring to a time when its cultivation was reduced to 50 acres (20 ha) in two areas of the Rhône Valley, Condrieu and Château-Grillet. Alban's work, along with that of Josh Jensen of Calera Wine Company in San Benito County, helped to significantly expand plantings of Viognier in California at a time when the varietal was near extinction." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 75488
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Central Coast
Ratings
Vintage 2012
Color White
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Viognier
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste honey, orange, mango, kiwi and tangerine
Nose orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise and mint