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Like the queen of aromatic wines, Riesling, I believe Viognier has unique characteristics for terroir differentiating appellations, or vineyards wi... Read more
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Like the queen of aromatic wines, Riesling, I believe Viognier has unique characteristics for terroir differentiating appellations, or vineyards within an appellation. Somehow aromatics speak (sing!) more clearly than any other natural component of wine, and their voice can tell us a lot about where they hail from. From Virginia to British Columbia, Michigan to Texas, Viognier sings in a wide range of voices. Calera’s Josh Jensen, who is unquestionably one of the greatest Pinot Noir choirmasters on the planet, has tuned his Mt. Harlan Viognier to the fineness of a soprano-rendered Ave Maria.I confess that I love this scented grape in pretty nearly all its perfumy voices, from hefty Sophie Tucker, to sultry Marilyn M, to raspy Eartha Kitt, and even the disjointed-sweetness of Joni Mitchell. To be sure, the grape can be as schizophrenic as a Dolly duet with Pavarotti. But this Calera ‘06 is singularly angelic. I’ve simply never tasted a more “pure” substance. I don’t know where JJ hid the alcohol; somehow he’s found the sweet spot here without any over extraction or raspy heat. It is exactly the same wine in the nose and on the palate…delicate rose petals and honeydew melon, with long minerality to finish. Demure, but poignant…all innocence and grace. Score this one as heavenly as Victoria Taranova’s Ave Maria. And, will somebody please check the elevation on Mount Harlan!
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