2005 Garretson Wine Company Viognier The Saothar


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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  • IlonaN wrote: 87 points

    March 13, 2013 - I would probably describe this wine as slightly oxidized as well as thick and sweet--but it went perfectly with spicy Chinese food. Serve very cold and drink soon.

  • IlonaN wrote: 88 points

    February 15, 2012 - Distinct late harvest character, with an almost oily texture, very ripe fruit bolstered by some buttery oak and diminishing acidity. Good with spicy Indian food, probably good with cheeses as well. Drink in the near term.

  • Anonymous wrote: 88 points

    June 29, 2008 - Not bad, but better as it warmed up a little

  • hutch wrote: 89 points

    January 9, 2008 - Upon opening, this showed a fat, waxy nose. A little bitter on the low acid finish. However this picked up very well with air, and over the course of two days. Became much more vibrant, at first showing a honeyed sweet finish, and trhe next day, while still rich, it picked up more brightness...I think you pretty much know what to expect from the description of extra lees contact, etc. on the back. And if you open this wine expecting that, you won't be disapointed. A fun wine, very Californian, full of richness and tropical fruit. I'd sub this for a chard, although the fruit would allow it to work with a tropical dish as well.
    Upon Opening/ with Ceaser: 84
    1 Hour later with Jambalaya: 88
    Next day with King Crab Legs: 90

  • caboychuck wrote:

    August 12, 2007 - Gold in color. Nose is very interesting. Pumpkin, apricot, honey cough drop, orange marmelade. Palate: I like this quite a bit. I would never guess viognier. It's rich, full flavored with nice acidity. Really get the apricots and orange marmelade.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White
  • Producer Garretson Wine Company
  • Varietal Viognier
  • Designation The Saothar
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

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  • In Cellars 11 (17%)
  • Consumed 53 (83%)

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