2017 Viognier "Le Bon Climat" Estate Grown
Viognier has a wonderful honeysuckle note when grown in warmer climates, but in cooler climates the honeysuckle is still there but so is structure and balance. On the edge of the Santa Maria Valley you can see the Pacific on a clear day 18 miles right down the Santa Maria River. The cool ocean influence moves right up the valley and keeps Le Bon Climat vineyard cool and sunny most of the growing season.
Brioche, honeysuckle, lemon curd, and hints of minerality all emerge from the 2017 Viognier Le Bon Climat, and while it doesn't speak to Viognier (I'd have guessed Chardonnay in a blind tasting), it's beautifully balanced, with integrated acidity and a great finish. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years.