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Jaffurs Santa Barbara County Viognier

Region:California - Central Coast
Producer:Jaffurs Wine Cellars (click on the name for more details)
Winemaker:Craig Jaffurs Click here for winemakers notes
Recommended by:Made in such a way as to preserve its intense fruitiness, this wine brims with delicious flavors of ripe mango and guava, nectarine, pineapple and vanilla. Oak has been applied modestly, just enough to give it a creamy texture. Beautiful stuff, perfect with crab cakes with a mango salsa topping. Editorís Choice. - SH
Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2002 vintage)
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Tasting Notes / Comments:The 2001 Viognier, Santa Barbara County has a full mouth feel and a clean, lingering pleasant finish. It is a blend of grapes from three vineyards: The Stolpman Vineyard fruit (38%) provided a lighter, floral-peach, mineral element to the wine; The Bien Nacido Vineyard fruit (56%) added a richer tropical aroma of papaya, pineapple and flowers; Fruit from the Melville Vineyard added body and more intense tropical aromas. The wine was aged in sixteen neutral, French oak barrels
Jaffurs Wine Cellars (2001 vintage)

Starbright with deep green/gold color. Ripe, almost overripe candied pineapple on the nose. Rich, with a lacquered veneer, candied fruits, a touch of herbaceousness and a modest, almost sweet finish.
Virginia Wine Guide (2001 vintage)