Frederic Ballario among the viognier Templeton, California AmByth Estate is pretty unique in California, it's as far as I know the only winery making wine from estate vineyards that are 100 % dry farmed, that is, non-irrigated. Most vineyards in...
…Dussin Vineyard , which is now their estate vineyard. Their 2012 Viognier ($30) sees only stainless steel and presents plenty of crisp, fruit flavors including peach, orange and lemon. It wasn't overly aromatic and its clean flavors make it delicious on its own. The 2011 Estate Dussin Vineyard Pinot Noir ($60) certainly showcases the wonders of this vineyard, presenting an elegant Pinot with a delightful balance of acidity, fruit and spice, with plenty of complexity and depth …
A wonderful time was had by all at the party. Indeed, our entire visit at Michel-Schlumberger was an experience to be remembered for a long, long time.
Currently, only their Viognier is not estate grown. Back in 2007, they purchased a truck of Viognier grapes and it ended up becoming their most popular white wine. They have planted some Viognier now and eventually may not need to purchase any for their needs. The 2012 Viognier is a different style from many of those in Southern Oregon, with higher acidity and more residual sugar. The aromatics were a bit more muted, with pleasing fruit flavors and only hints of sweetness due to the …
…2011, Paso Robles. 13% alc. 1,475 cases. 27% viognier, 25% grenache blanc, 25% marsanne, 22% roussanne. Pale straw-gold color; graham crackers and camellias, subtly earthy and perfumed; spare and elegant; hints of roasted lemons and pears, bare touch of spiced peach; very dry but juicy and flavorful, with scintillating acidity and chalky limestone elements; beautiful balance, tone and presence. Excellent. About $ 27.
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…Stonewell and Bethany vineyards, this is textural wine, with flavours of pear and green apple, enhanced from partial barrel fermentation in French oak hogsheads. Extended lees contact has further contributed to the mouth-feel and structure of this wine.
Produced for the first time in vintage our cooler ( coastal vineyards and ), with grapes grown at Cortes de Cima, in the warmer Alentejan interior ( Viognier)., de 2012 is a barrel aged blend of grapes grown at
Elegant with citric notes, and just a suggestion of wood.
Full Vintage Note here.