White

2007 Failla Viognier Alban Estate Vineyard

Viognier

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Edna Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2012
CT90.6 21 reviews
2007
Borrowed from 2011
2011
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • drrobvino wrote: (89 points)

    April 10, 2012 - PnP, medium golden-yellow in color. Nose offers up a very fragrant, floral component at first, with white stone fruits like pear, then a bit of zing with orange zest and chalk. In the mouth, the wine is decidedly medium bodied, with beautifully integrated, chalky tannins, firm acidity, tangy white fruit notes, and a chalky finish that goes on for 20-30+ seconds. Very nice wine, great with food, drink up within next year, IMHO.

  • STM82 wrote: (92 points)

    January 1, 2012 - Pale yellow. Nose of honey, melon, and petrol. At first I thought this might have been over the hill, but it was still going strong. Notes of the honey, melon, apricot, and tropical fruits were still very present. A lovely wine that was persistent and paired well with the thai food tonight.

  • drrobvino wrote: (91 points)

    June 24, 2011 - - Light gold color with medium forming legs and aromas of lemon, pineapple and orange blossom. It's balanced and has flavours of lemon, peach and pineapple with a medium body. Round texture with a medium finish - Initially i was worried i waited too long to open this wine. I was wrong, it is still drinking well, maybe has another year left in it. Faint straw in color. Nose of lemons and wet stones, with a hint of quince and tropical fruit. On the palate, the fruit opens first with nice tropical tones and a citrusy twang, which is nice. Could use a little more acid, but overall well balanced and a nice moderate length finish with a gorgeous minerality for 25-30 sec. Super!

  • cns Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 28, 2010 - Very nice Viognier, although I do not like this as much as some others. This seems to be a tiny bit "thin" in its flavor profile. All the components are there, but it really tastes a bit light, compared to some of the really great V's out there. But, it still is a nice effort and a great California Viognier.

  • cns wrote: (91 points)

    November 16, 2009 - It needs to be said that this Viognier is definitely on the lighter side and, therefore, is more subtle. Do not overchill this wine, or the flavors will not come forward properly. With the right kind of food, this is a lovely wine. But I would not pair this with a rich soup or anything hearty.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, Issue #144 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type White
  • Producer Failla
  • Varietal Viognier
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Alban Estate Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Edna Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 19 (23%)
  • Consumed 65 (77%)

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