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2012 Tensley Santa Barbara County Viognier
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Great Example of New World Viognier
by Champagne218511
Very impressed with this expression of New World Viognier, the wine had a very interesting slightly off-dry flavor profile. If this is an early example of what to expect from 2012 California whites, much to look forward to from this vintage.
Viognier Saves the day!
by PRICE12825951
This is one of the greatest Viogniers ever to pass over my tongue and many have! Joey Tensley has proved he's not just the greatest Syrah winemaker.


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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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