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2010 Jemrose Viognier Egret Pond
- > California
- > Sonoma County
- > Bennett Valley
Community Tasting Notes 26
August 2, 2014 - held together pretty nicely across 2 days. decent complexity, and if you can get past the alcohol, pretty nice.. the main issue is there isn't a lot to cover (the alcohol) up.
David_T Likes this wine: (91 points)
April 20, 2014 - Fantastic aromas of tropical fruit, dried apricot, a bit nutty and floral/herbal. The palate matches with the floral/herbal notes initially then tropical and stone fruits. It has a nice minerality though low acid. Still a fantastically complex and enjoyable wine. Drink one now but I'll hold my remaining bottle another year, maybe two.
DSP wrote: (88 points)
December 25, 2013 - Floral/peach skin aromas. Rich, viscous, seamless texture with flavors of nut oils and spices, finishing with slight heat and bitterness. Well made, though I prefer viognier with fresher/purer fruit flavors. This is my only bottle, so I'm not sure if the fruit has faded or was just less pronounced from the beginning due to oak aging or other choices.
Salavon Likes this wine: (93 points)
August 3, 2013 - Drank on the recommendation of my boss. It was a fine white wine - I would say akin to a red. Beautiful amber color, a little on the light side. On the nose, sweet tangerines. On the palate, a wonderful hint of spice and oak, followed by honeysuckle and grapefruit. Smooth but exceptionally dry. An excellent, unique varietal out of Sonoma.
April 26, 2013 - Popped and poured. Light to medium-light straw gold. Honeysuckle, beeswax, apple slices, fruit cocktail syrup, and flinty mineral notes on the nose. Moderate-light body. Expressive flavors, with honeyed fruit showing an interesting herbaceous tinge. Similar to the 2009, a note of shaved fennel suddenly appears both aromatically and on the palate as this one aerates and seems to be a nuance endemic of Egret Pond terroir. Long close. This has improved considerably since last year and is clearly on the upward trajectory.
An excellent showing overall for what has to be considered one of the best examples of Viognier made in the new world.
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- Vintage 2010
- Type White
- Producer Jemrose
- Varietal Viognier
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Egret Pond
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Bennett Valley
- Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
- In Cellars 94 (38%)
- Consumed 152 (62%)