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Date Printed: 2/22/2017
Jaffurs Viognier 2009
Jaffurs Viognier 2009
(search item no. 112075)
boutique wine
has large label

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 2/22/2017: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2015 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2015 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2014 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 Viognier, Santa Barbara County is again classic viognier in the Condrieu vein. This wine has great acidity and correct varietal aromatics. It combines the fruit from two vineyards: Refugio Vineyard fruit (23%) provided a lighter, floral-peach, mineral element to the wine. Bien Nacido Vineyard fruit (77%) adds body, glycerin, acid, and a burst of tropical and peach aromas. It was fermented in neutral, French barrels.

This wine pairs well with seafood - lobster, sole, shellfish.

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About Jaffurs Wine Cellars:

Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a new-world independence. It is one of the newest wineries in Santa Barbara County. Owner/winemaker Craig Jaffurs, working out of the Central Coast Wine Warehouse in Santa Maria, produced his first wines during the 1994 harvest. During the 1999 harvest, production increased to 2500 cases including Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, and Roussanne.