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Au Bon Climat

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Santa Maria Valley
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2017 Viognier "Le Bon Climat" Estate Grown

Santa Maria Valley

Our best Viognier to date, is one of the best you'll find anywhere. The 2017 offers restrained melon, pear and honeysuckle notes along with excellent structure and balanced acidity. The viscosity is rich but understated. Truly regal. Serve with shellfish, roast chicken, and pastas with creamy white sauce. Scored 91 points Jeb Dunnuck. 

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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.

Jeb Dunnuck

Score: 91

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.

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Aaron's Gravatar
(Apr 6, 2021 at 4:04 PM)
Very nice viognier presentation. Clean and elegant, with a nice restrained approach to the sometimes over floral and fruit forward styles. High acidity, low alcohol in true french style.

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