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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 4 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2008 vintage.)
TypeWhite
ProducerJemrose (web)
VarietyViognier
Designationn/a
VineyardEgret Pond
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationBennett Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2013 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.6 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 17 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Frank Murray III on 4/9/2012: This was tasted next to the same vintage of Vernay Condreiu, to help create a comparison. The Jemrose far surpassed a wine far more in price and lineage, which says a lot about the Jemrose quality and ability to hold flavor and age. Shows some of the glycerine and oily texture with a spicy fennel note. Mandarin orange and lime, too. The spicy quality, with orchard like fruit and limey acid on the finish. Aging very well and for me, no signs of slowing down. Flat out excellent. (2059 views)
 Tasted by Frank Murray III on 10/14/2010: Jemrose Dinner @ Marche Moderne in the OC (Marche Moderne, Costa Mesa CA): This drank excellent and showcased what Jim is doing with viognier. This was the first release of the wine, and came from his library, as there is not much of it left. No perceived sweetness. Silky and spicy, with tangerine, orange blossom and an anise seed note. Nice spicy finish, along with a cool orange-sicle note. Excellent, balanced and really stood out. Alc is 14.5%. (1990 views)
 Tasted by Frank Murray III on 11/16/2009: I like this better than the 2008, side by side at this point. The 2007 seems clean and dialed in, with mineral and nice weight and a lighter color. (1593 views)
 Tasted by KeithAkers on 11/14/2009 & rated 91 points: Fight Night Wines V (matt's, highland park IL): nose: very white fruit based and hi-toned with succulent tones of peaches, limes, white florals and bits of citrus'

taste: suave and fuller feel, but holds it well with rich tones of peaches, white fruits, citrus', and some bits of cream tones

overall: A really good viognier. It didn't show any of the heat that the failla did even though it was also a fairly big wine. Has a good richness to it, the extra layer of depth made it stick out blind vs the failla (1819 views)
 Tasted by blondon on 11/14/2009: Rhone Dinner at Frank Murray's with Jim & Gloria Mack: Honeysuckle, tart apples. Nice citric acidity, great floral aromatics. (1997 views)
 Tasted by salil on 9/26/2009 & rated 91 points: Superb once again with a beautiful perfumed floral character, ripe fruit that's kept in perfect balance with bright acidity and a stony mineral element underneath. Fantastic wine and easily the best Viognier I've had outside Condrieu. (1260 views)
 Tasted by salil on 6/1/2009 & rated 91 points: Fantastic aromatics of flowers, tropical fruits and spices that are echoed on the palate with a stony mineral character underneath the fruit. Really well balanced and easy to drink; full bodied with a slightly oily texture but lifted by plenty of acidity and finishes with good length. (1346 views)
 Tasted by KeithAkers on 5/12/2009 & rated 91 points: An evening with Michael Browne and Jim Mack (La Madia, Chicago IL): nose: very aromatic and on the bigger side with great tones of cinnamon spice, oils, tropical fruits and some lovely tones of white peaches. While big, its not over ripe and over done as it holds its aromatics well and shows off the more oily side of viognier

taste: really nice rich and fat feel with great tones of peaches, mangoes, oils, cinnamon and other various spices and some really nice tropical fruit tones. Good acidity compliments the wine

overall: on the bigger side, but not massive with excellent aromatics and balance. An oustanding viognier that isn't over ripe and just hits all of the right spots (1756 views)
 Tasted by cobbpa on 5/12/2009 & rated 91 points: I get lucky with Jim Mack & Michael Browne (La Madia, Chicago): This nose rocks. Melons, melon rind, a little wildflower hint, white fruits (pear esp.), all wrapped in a great perfuminess. So good. Has a little of the typical oiliness, but overal just a very rich feel. Acid throughout to balance, and the white-fruit based finish has a little spice to add interest. (1977 views)
 Tasted by Nanda on 4/12/2009 & rated 91 points: Had on Easter as welcome wine with breads and cheeses. Full, explosive aromatic nose with flowers, apricot and spices. Palate is at once lively and rich. Lifted and delicious through the mid-palate into a nice finish. Our bottle had a load of sediment and showed quite cloudy. (1440 views)
 Tasted by Rangstrom on 2/20/2009 & rated 91 points: In my experience too many California Viogniers eschew balance striving to feature as much of this grape's exotic floral aromas as possible, resulting in wines with excess heft and heat. Happily this bottling is exquisitely balanced, clean and refined. Light on the tongue (peach, apricot, mango) and long on the finish. Possibly best on its own and richer as it aired and approached room temperature. Even better than the barrel sample that held its own against a stellar line up of Condrieus last year. Unfortunately I've heard that some of the '08 crop was lost to frost. (1541 views)
 Tasted by Frank Murray III on 12/13/2008: Shane Finley Visits The OC (The Murray's): Speamint, flashy and nice weight, with some apricot. (1626 views)
 Tasted by Paul Lin on 12/13/2008 & rated 88 points: Shane Finley Comes to the OC (Casa Murray - San Juan Capistrano, CA): Opens with a flashy nose of bubble gum, canned peaches, and crushed stones. More understated on the palate with delicate notes of mandarin oranges and fresh apricots followed by a mineral driven finish. (1761 views)
 Tasted by rittercros on 9/3/2008 & rated 88 points: Jemrose in New York City: Rather sweet smelling with the usual floral tones of viognier and clear notes of citrus fruits and apricot jam even a touch of chalk. Good balance with a soft mineral core swathed in billowy fruit. Elegant and balanced with apropriate acidity. (2099 views)
 Tasted by salil on 3/28/2008 & rated 92 points: From a barrel sample bottled and brought over to Chicago. Pale yellow. Gorgeous on the nose with lots of flowers, peach and tropical fruits. Very elegant on the palate with bright clean flavours of citrus, tropical fruits, pineapple and minerals over good acidity. Long, clean finish. By far the best Californian Viognier I've tasted. (1522 views)
 Tasted by salil on 3/18/2008 & rated 91 points: Tasted from barrel. Great perfumed nose with flowers, pineapple and more tropical fruits. Just slightly off-dry with lots more pineapple, tropical flavours and floral notes in the mouth. Some minerality and bright acidity underneath. Clean, precise, very elegant. Can't wait to taste this in bottle! (1523 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Jeb Dunnuck
The Rhone Report, Issue #10 (12/4/2011)
(Jemrose Viognier Egret Pond) Login and sign up and see review text.   92 points
By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144
(Jemrose Vineyard Viognier Egret Pont Vineyard Bennett Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
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