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2003 Tablas Creek Viognier (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Tablas Creek Vineyard tablascreek.com   details
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: white
Varietal: Viognier
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$21.60
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: August 3, 2005 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
3.5 stars "Aromatic and dry. Good body on the palate. Very pleasant."
rated: August 1, 2004 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
90 points
rated: March 31, 2005 , Tablas Creek Vineyard tablascreek.com
"The 2003 is our first ever varietal Viognier, and the first vintage we've been truly happy with this notoriously tricky grape. After fermentaion in small stainless steel tanks, we moved the bulk of the juice to neutral barrels for malolactic fermentation, and then blended back another 20% of Viognier that had seen only stainless steel. The resulting wine was bottled in May 2004. This is a pale green-gold wine with a flowery jasmine and honeysuckle nose. It is crisp and dry, yet round on the palate, with bright stone fruit, structure and depth, moderate acidity, and a long peachy finish. It will be at its peak in the next two years." Best 2006-2008
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