nose of buttery flowers, orange blossoms, very nice. on the palate white flowers, oaky butter but not over whelming, sweet spice and mandarin orange, soft and full mouthfeel. medium long finish. very pleasing. enjoyed with popcorn. the buttery "sweet" wine complemented the buttery salty popcorn very nicely. don't sit on this too much longer. i don't think it's going to get any better. it's drinking very nicely now.
Very oaky, buttery nose, which is somewhat typical of these wines, though very pronounced here. There is a good amount of citrus fruit, specifically lemon, though it seemed to be hiding behind the oak, and a distinct butterscotch flavor, all accompanied with a fatty glycerin texture. I must say that I was somewhat dissappointed in general. I've had better examples of this varietal from this producer in different vintages, but still a pleasant offering!
I find that CA viogniers (with significant exceptions) do not carry their high alcohol levels in a balanced manner (too much burn on finish). Despite 15.6% (!) etoh content of this wine, it was not particularly hot on finish. Nonetheless, glycerin fullness and etoh are a bit out of balance with fruit. Robust floral and citrus fruit nose. Tangy orange and hawaiian flowers in mouth.
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