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Eberle Viognier Paso Robles Mill Road Vineyard 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is full of fruit blossoms on the nose, with layers of lemongrass, lychee and jasmine over bitter orange fruit. Big on entry, this is a rich wine. It is a bit slick in texture but full of flavor with orange, apricot and apple flavors. There’s plenty of acid and a finely managed edge of polyphenolic bitterness that enlivens the palate. This is in a fruitier style to be sure, but one that skates a very fine line. The finish shows a bit more phenol than the palate, but it balances out the sweetness perfectly and lends this a quince jam quality. A nice blend of intensity and structure. 90pts

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Eberle Winery:
In 1973, Gary Eberle began his career in the wine industry by heading his family’s Estrella River Winery (currently Meridian Vineyards in Paso Robles) and produced 500,000 cases a year at its facility. Eberle’s pioneering spirit didn’t stop there. In 1980, he co-founded the Paso Robles Appellation and in 1983, Gary opened the doors to his own Eberle Winery with the premiere... Read more
In 1973, Gary Eberle began his career in the wine industry by heading his family’s Estrella River Winery (currently Meridian Vineyards in Paso Robles) and produced 500,000 cases a year at its facility. Eberle’s pioneering spirit didn’t stop there. In 1980, he co-founded the Paso Robles Appellation and in 1983, Gary opened the doors to his own Eberle Winery with the premiere of Eberle’s 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, Eberle handcrafts 25,000 cases of wine each year from surrounding Estate vineyards. And, after more than 25 years since the release of the Eberle label, the winery consistently remains one of the highest award-winning wineries in the United States. The Boar The German name "Eberle" translates to "small boar." At Eberle Winery, a bronze boar greets every guest who visits the Tasting Room. The statue is the 93rd replica of the original bronze Porcellino cast by Tacca in 1620. And today, the original can be found in the straw market in Florence, Italy. It is considered good luck to rub the boar's nose and toss a coin in the water below. All money collected at the Eberle boar fountain is donated to local children's charities. The Tasting Room & Caves The redwood building that houses the Winery and Tasting Room was built to be a natural extension of the vineyard and surrounding countryside. But in 1994, Eberle was seeking additional space for the red wine program and decided to go underground. Today, 16,000 square feet of underground caves located below the winery create the perfect place to age every bottle of wine we make. In addition, the 100-seat Wild Boar Room serves as a romantic and beautiful backdrop for our monthly Guest Chef Dinner Series and Private Events. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Eberle Viognier Paso Robles Mill Road Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,198
4.00 5
03/22/2012

This is full of fruit blossoms on the nose, with layers of lemongrass, lychee and jasmine over bitter orange fruit. Big on entry, this is a rich wine. It is a bit slick in texture but full of flavor with orange, apricot and apple flavors. There’s plenty of acid and a finely managed edge of polyphenolic bitterness that enlivens the palate. This is in a fruitier style to be sure, but one that skates a very fine line. The finish shows a bit more phenol than the palate, but it balances out the sweetness perfectly and lends this a quince jam quality. A nice blend of intensity and structure. 90pts


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Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
03/26/2012

Deep peach notes invade the nose and are surrounded by honeysuckle and lemon gummy bear aromas. Rich and supple with a bit of a floral edge on the finish. Lovely!


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
3.00 5
03/26/2012

Happy to taste an American Viognier that doesn't strive too hard with the cheap floral elements. Integrated flavors, yellow and white peaches with a zippy, slightly sugary finish.

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
09/07/2012

Lovely honeysuckle! Vibrant peach, almond and spice flavors. 92 pts. 8/31/12 at winery


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
4.00 5
03/26/2012

Honey, floral and not too sweet


Snooth User: tes990
34397258
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/04/2010

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: koalababy
21974011
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/22/2009

i love this wine. it is perfect with turkey or chicken, even with pasta. it is light and sweet, but not too sweet. great flavor.


Snooth User: Cheri
43567545
0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/11/2008

Excellent viognier.


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