Io Nielson Vineyard Viognier 2007

Viognier from Central Coast, California

$18.29 $14.99
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Item No. 104630
  • white wine
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Our 2007 Viognier from the Nielson Vineyard located on the estate is a classic example of this floral variety from the northern Rhone. Filled with aromas of honey, stone fruit and lychee. Intense peach, citrus, honeysuckle flavors and an unctuous texture framed by underlying acidity, the wine delivers in spades.

Nielson Vineyard is located in Santa Maria Valley, one of California's coolest grape-growing appellations with one of the longest growing seasons in the world. The well-drained, lean soils and direct access to cool Pacific Ocean breezes and fog funneled to the vineyards by transverse mountain ranges make the valley one of America's premier growing regions for Burgundian and Rhone varietals. Fruit for this estate-grown wine comes from the heart of the original Nielson Vineyard, Santa Barbara County's oldest commercial vineyard, planted in 1964.

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Inspired by the winemaking heritage of the Southern Rhone Valley, Io is unique to Santa Barbara County. Its style is reminiscent of the dark fruit characteristics found in the great red wines of the Northern Rhone Valley, but its harmonious marriage of several varieties-namely Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre-reflects the tradition of artful blending of the Southern Rhone. Fruit for...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Viognier

Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...

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