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2005 Alban - Viognier Estate Viognier - USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Edna Valley - White

USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Edna Valley

White Viognier
Producer Notes

Alban Vineyards is a California wine estate producing various Rhone style blends and varietal wine. The winery is located in Edna Valley, near Arroyo Grande in the southern corner of San Luis Obispo County.

Starting in 1985, John Alban planted grapes for other people until he bought an estate in 1989. With a focus on creating wines made from Rhone Valley varieties, Alban became one of... More »

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92
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VF: 2006-2011
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Author TF Winery
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.297%
Tasted On 11/02/2010

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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.255%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

The Alban is a more extroverted, primal expression of the grape that showcases a torrent of creamy apricot pie, cinnamon, quince and lychee flavors that are authoritative and exotic. Thick and fat, flexing more alcoholic power than the Condrieu, but offering up just enough nervy character to keep things honest

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Canyon Ranch LiveStrong Dinner at our House
April 3.  My parents went to an auction for Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong Foundation and purchased a dinner for eight anywhere n the country and gave it to us as a gift.  We gathered friends from near and far as the...


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