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White - Sweet/Dessert

2005 Alban Vineyards Viognier "Rotten Luck" TBA


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Edna Valley
Drink between 2008 - 2018 (Edit)
CT88 17 reviews
Label borrowed from 2001

Community Tasting Notes 13

  • WineDoctors wrote: 88 points

    October 25, 2014 - brown, color to rim, honey, honey suckle, baked apples low acid full bodied, long finish. acid not holding to RS. interesting

  • Fisk15 wrote: 50 points

    September 11, 2014 - I really like dessert wines, but this is something altogether different. Color was similar to dark agave syrup or maple syrup with a viscosity similar to warmed maple syrup. It is difficult to tell if this wine ever went through fermentation. The sweetness hits you like a brick wall, with no supporting acidity. This should have never been sold as wine. I hope that this bottle was flawed, but I am uncertain. I cannot imagine drinking this.

  • Dnathanson wrote: 87 points

    February 21, 2014 - Extremely sweet and syrupy. Lacks balance.

  • staren937 Does not like this wine: 60 points

    September 11, 2013 - Color of coffee. All sugar / no structure. Borderline undrinkable.

  • beezer6 wrote: 92 points

    May 17, 2013 - Berserker Fest Friday Dinner - SQN Table (Blue Star Bistro - Chicago, IL): Oh my goodness. Richer and thicker than anything else I've tasted. So unusual and intriguing.
    Loved it. Only 6% alcohol.
    Apples, marmalade, nectarine. So dense. Yum.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Alban Vineyards
  • Varietal Viognier
  • Designation "Rotten Luck" TBA
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Edna Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 92 (57%)
  • Consumed 69 (43%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Dessert or Vanilla Ice Cream

Who Likes This Wine

67% Like It  3 votes

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