Estate Viognier Verna's 2010

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Exotic aromas of grilled pineapple, macadamia, honeycomb and prickly pear mix with intriguing notes of ginger, sage, tuberose and yellow blossom. The rich mouthfeel expands on these components while maintaining a crisp and energizing finish. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 93 points by Robert Parker: ...Possibly the finest 100% Viognier being produced in California, its complex aromatics include notes of white peaches, apricots, honeysuckle, wet rocks, and assorted tropical fruits. The wine is somewhat ostentatious, but at the same time reveals a sense of restraint and gracefulness...

Region: USA » California » Santa Barbara

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Winery: Melville Winery
Color: White
Varietal: Viognier
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Melville Winery:
Welcome to Melville Vineyards and Winery! Come by our tasting room and sample our current Estate Line and Small Lot Collection releases. Our Mediterranean-style Winery is located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation in Lompoc, California, in Western Santa Ynez Valley. For group tours, please call for a reservation. We look forward to meeting you!

External Reviews for Estate Viognier Verna's

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

Brilliant, deep straw color with a very floral nose. Notes of honeysuckle, fresh cut grass, cotton candy and tangerine. On the palate quite viscous and rich but is balanced nicely with vibrant acidity. This wine has a pleasant mineral laden finish... John Sweeney. A Viognier wine from California in USA. 2010 Melville Viognier Vernas 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/13/2011

The full-bodied 2009 Viognier Verna's Vineyard Estate continues to showcase this vineyard's ability to produce a Viognier with minerality, wonderful delineation, and abundant complexity as well as freshness. Possibly the finest 100% Viognier being pr... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Viognier wine from California in USA. 2010 Melville Viognier Vernas 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/20/2012

Bright gold hue and significant green tones. The aromatics are intense, providing ample amounts of Geranium blossom on top of waves of lychee, and a background of pine forest, within a framework of briny minerality. The complexity of the minerality ... Chris Greene. A Viognier wine from California in USA. 2010 Melville Viognier Vernas 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Bright gold hue and significant green tones. The aromatics are intense providing ample amounts of Geranium blossom on top of waves of lychee and a background of pine forest within a framework of briny minerality. The complexity of the minerality continues on the palate followed by unctuous sweet tropical fruit and floral notes. The full body really coats the mouth and provides a lengthy finish of seashell which moderates the sweetness. This needs food and is a strong contender for your holiday meals of roast turkey stuffing sweet potato casserole and cranberry sauce. Chris Greene.



Exotic aromas of grilled pineapple, macadamia, honeycomb and prickly pear mix with intriguing notes of ginger, sage, tuberose and yellow blossom. The rich mouthfeel expands on these components while maintaining a crisp and energizing finish. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 93 points by Robert Parker: ...Possibly the finest 100% Viognier being produced in California, its complex aromatics include notes of white peaches, apricots, honeysuckle, wet rocks, and assorted tropical fruits. The wine is somewhat ostentatious, but at the same time reveals a sense of restraint and gracefulness...

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