Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Two Tasty Viogniers from Napa

Darioush 2009 Napa Valley Signature Viognier

Bright and alluring fragrances of macadamia nut, guava and honeysuckle introduce the distinctive 2009 Signature Viognier. A notable crisp green apple acidity pleases the palate while delightful flavors of Asian pear, star fruit and white nectarine harmonize with a nuanced finish accented by orange zest, clove and toffee.

Winemaker's Comments
Our estate grown Viognier derives its unique style from a four-acre vineyard site in the Oak Knoll appellation. The cool micro-climate of the vineyard allows this temperamental varietal to slowly develop robust and concentrated floral and fruit characteristics. The fruit, and resulting wine, is minimally handled to express its pure and fragrant nature.

Seps Estate 2008 Napa Valley Viognier,
Organically Grown Grapes


"Lovely aromas of white peaches, Bosc pears and honeysuckle are joined by hints of hardwoods in the rich and pulpy first impression. The wine is full bodied in weight and exceptionally well-balanced in spite of its evident viscosity. Its flavors are long and rich, pulpy and minerally, nicely on-point and promise to get better over time. Despite early charms, this one can be laid away for several years."
Score : 91 Points, Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

About the Winery
Seps Estate is a part Storybook Mountain Vineyard. Storybook Mountain's sought-after estate wines are carefully hand-crafted from choice grapes grown in certified organic estate vineyards surrounding the winery. They are aged at least 12 months in the best French, Hungarian and American oak barrels, inside century-old caves dug deep into the mineral-rich volcanic rock underlying the hand-tended vineyard

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