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2008 Zaca Mesa Winery Viognier Santa Ynez Valley
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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

($20) Light yellow-gold. Shy aromas of peach, yellow plum, honey and baking spices. Round and supple in texture, offering warm pit and orchard fruit flavors and an enlivening note of tangerine. Pleasantly fruity and easy to drink but I'm not sure I'd have guessed this to be viognier.

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...

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Viognier

Emerging from the tiny appellation of Condrieu in the northern Rhone, Viognier has become a rising star in California vineyards, as our American palates have evolved to appreciate more aromatic white wines. Still, the most desired bottlings of Viognier continue to come from Condrieu, a region just south of the city of Lyon. Centuries of cultivation here have taught producers how to...
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