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Edward Sellers Vineyards and Wines Viognier Paso Robles 2005

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The long cool 2005 growing season was ideal for Viognier at the Fralich Vineyard in the Templeton Gap. Ripening was delayed by several weeks, allowing the fruit to develop an amazing complexity of flavor while retaining its vibrant acidity. Grapes were harvested early in the morning and immediately whole cluster pressed. Neutral barrels and stainless steel barrels were used for the fermentation. <br/><br/> The 2005 Viognier displays a bright, fresh aroma reminiscent of pears, jasmine tea, and sweet Meyer lemon. Barrel fermentation yields a fuller-bodied wine, which complements the fruitfulness intrinsic to the varietal. The flavors are both creamy and fresh, culminating in a long, smooth finish balanced by an appealing tartness. <br/><br/> Release Date: June 2006<br/> Production: 270 Cases<br/> Blend: 100% Viognier<br/> Alcohol Percentage: 14.9% <br/><br/> Accolades:<br/> • Silver Medal 2006 Long Beach Grand Cru <br/> • Silver Medal 2006 California State Fair Wine Competition<br/> • Silver Medal 2006 Los Angeles County Fair Wines of the World Competition<br/> • Silver Medal 2006 Orange County Fair Wine Competition<br/> • Silver Medal 2006 Central Coast Wine Challenge

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Color: White
Varietal: Viognier
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Edward Sellers:
Edward Sellers is an award winning boutique winery specializing in small lots of handmade American Rhône-style wines from Paso Robles, California. Although modeled after the great French wines from the Rhône River Valley in France, our ultra-premium wines speak distinctly of their progressive California Central Coast origins. The Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Roussanne & Viognier grapes grown for... Read more
Edward Sellers is an award winning boutique winery specializing in small lots of handmade American Rhône-style wines from Paso Robles, California. Although modeled after the great French wines from the Rhône River Valley in France, our ultra-premium wines speak distinctly of their progressive California Central Coast origins. The Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Roussanne & Viognier grapes grown for our wines are handpicked from the finest vineyards found on the calcareous-rich hillsides of Paso Robles. Each of these vineyards has been strategically planted in small blocks to maximize the vineyards’ own unique soils, location and character. It is this terroir that produces the finest Rhône varietals found on the California Coast. Read less

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Source: The Wine Closet
07/20/2010

The long cool 2005 growing season was ideal for Viognier at the Fralich Vineyard in the Templeton Gap. Ripening was delayed by several weeks, allowing the fruit to develop an amazing complexity of flavor while retaining its vibrant acidity. Grapes were harvested early in the morning and immediately whole cluster pressed. Neutral barrels and stainless steel barrels were used for the fermentation. The 2005 Viognier displays a bright, fresh aroma reminiscent of pears, jasmine tea, and sweet Meyer lemon. Barrel fermentation yields a fuller-bodied wine, which complements the fruitfulness intrinsic to the varietal. The flavors are both creamy and fresh, culminating in a long, smooth finish balanced by an appealing tartness. Release Date: June 2006 Production: 270 Cases Blend: 100% Viognier Alcohol Percentage: 14.9% Accolades: • Silver Medal 2006 Long Beach Grand Cru • Silver Medal 2006 California State Fair Wine Competition • Silver Medal 2006 Los Angeles County Fair Wines of the World Competition • Silver Medal 2006 Orange County Fair Wine Competition • Silver Medal 2006 Central Coast Wine Challenge



The long cool 2005 growing season was ideal for Viognier at the Fralich Vineyard in the Templeton Gap. Ripening was delayed by several weeks, allowing the fruit to develop an amazing complexity of flavor while retaining its vibrant acidity. Grapes were harvested early in the morning and immediately whole cluster pressed. Neutral barrels and stainless steel barrels were used for the fermentation. <br/><br/> The 2005 Viognier displays a bright, fresh aroma reminiscent of pears, jasmine tea, and sweet Meyer lemon. Barrel fermentation yields a fuller-bodied wine, which complements the fruitfulness intrinsic to the varietal. The flavors are both creamy and fresh, culminating in a long, smooth finish balanced by an appealing tartness. <br/><br/> Release Date: June 2006<br/> Production: 270 Cases<br/> Blend: 100% Viognier<br/> Alcohol Percentage: 14.9% <br/><br/> Accolades:<br/> • Silver Medal 2006 Long Beach Grand Cru <br/> • Silver Medal 2006 California State Fair Wine Competition<br/> • Silver Medal 2006 Los Angeles County Fair Wines of the World Competition<br/> • Silver Medal 2006 Orange County Fair Wine Competition<br/> • Silver Medal 2006 Central Coast Wine Challenge

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