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Deaver Vineyards Viognier Amador County 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smells sweet with a leather fruit tone that recalls dried apricot, a hint of lanolin and a touch of water chestnut add some complexity. This gains a nice pale honey note with hints of pollen and light tobacco. Very light with an attractive airy quality even though the wine is noticeably viscous with obvious RS., but it is well balanced by the integrated acidity. Lovely honied flavors of quince, candied lime and peach round out thee mouth. The finish is a bit gentle but with nice feathery complexity and a very friendly disposition. The sweetness is a bit much for a table wine but this finishes fairly dryly so it can work but is better suited as a very light dessert wine particularly well structured for a cheese course. 90pts

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Deaver Vineyards:
Ken Deaver stoops his broad shoulders to uncork a bottle of Zinfandel, wearing his trade-mark denims and cowboy hat, and you soon learn that Ken knows his wines. And his grapes. A drive over Deaver’s 300 acres will take you past 120-year-old Zinfindel vines and eight acres of Mission vines, so called because they were brought from Mexico by the Jesuits and Franciscans. The Deaver mission vines ... Read more
Ken Deaver stoops his broad shoulders to uncork a bottle of Zinfandel, wearing his trade-mark denims and cowboy hat, and you soon learn that Ken knows his wines. And his grapes. A drive over Deaver’s 300 acres will take you past 120-year-old Zinfindel vines and eight acres of Mission vines, so called because they were brought from Mexico by the Jesuits and Franciscans. The Deaver mission vines were planted around 1853 by Ken Deaver's great grandfather John A. Davis. His son, Ken's grandfather, planted the Zinfandel four decades later. For years, the Deaver's "old vine" grapes were sold exclusively to home winemakers. The first vintage of Deaver Vineyards Zinfandel was bottled under the “Lakeshore” label in 1985. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Deaver Vineyards Viognier Amador County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,030
4.50 5
07/27/2009

Smells sweet with a leather fruit tone that recalls dried apricot, a hint of lanolin and a touch of water chestnut add some complexity. This gains a nice pale honey note with hints of pollen and light tobacco. Very light with an attractive airy quality even though the wine is noticeably viscous with obvious RS., but it is well balanced by the integrated acidity. Lovely honied flavors of quince, candied lime and peach round out thee mouth. The finish is a bit gentle but with nice feathery complexity and a very friendly disposition. The sweetness is a bit much for a table wine but this finishes fairly dryly so it can work but is better suited as a very light dessert wine particularly well structured for a cheese course. 90pts


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Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
4.00 5
08/02/2009

Very oily, sweet, rich wine - dripping with mango, kiwi and other tropical fruits, this is a sweet wine, and while its very good, its not like the typical viogner experience.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
08/09/2009

Tasted a second bottle and wanted to add that for a wine of this sweetness it had sufficient acidity to remain balanced and finished on a nice grapey/muscat flavor.




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