96 Points = French Laundry’s Favorite UNDER $50 Grand-Cru

“Site” is the venture from  Jeremy Weintraub (the longtime Seavey winemaker).  He sources from the best “Sites” in California. This latest Viognier is just a good example. The 2018 Site Viognier is sourced from the Larner Vineyard.  The Larner Vineyard would be considered a “Grand Cru” if it was located in France, some other great wineries purchase from this vineyard as well (Paul Lato, etc.)

The wine is on the list at French Laundry, Benu, Michael Mina and some other high-end Bay Area Restaurants.  So I am lucky to have a wine of this caliber in my portfolio as well.

~ Top Grand Cru Vineyards in California by Wine Spectator ~
~ Top Five California Vineyards by Wall Street Journal ~
~ Top 25 Vineyards in the World by Wine & Spirits ~
~California’s Best Single Vineyards by Wine Enthusiast ~
~Top 5 Vineyards You Can Trust by Pinot Report ~
~Ten Best Vineyards by Food & Wine ~

Site 2018 Viognier “Larner Vineyard” Santa Barbara
GGWC 48.99
Use code SITE during checkout

Winery Notes: This wine offers lovely notes of white flowers, chamomile, and honeysuckle. The mouth is fresh and lively and carries a long finish. It fermented and aged in two neutral barrels and I stirred the lees throughout the aging process.

FMW 96 Points: Raised for eight months in neutral French oak barrique. This stunning white offers a bright green-tinged straw hue. Gorgeous aromas of ripe citrus and nectarine are complemented by hints of white pepper, and dusty minerals. The will is juicy and deeply concentrated, offering intense white peach, pear nectar and tangerine flavors that show outstanding clarity and minerally back-end cut. The floral note repeats strongly on the incisive finish, which lingers with excellent focus and spicy tenacity.

Also check out: Site 2017 Syrah “Bien Nacido” Santa Barbara 96 Points

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