By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/9/2012 | Send Email
If you think you know Viognier, think again. From a 1.5 acre Viognier parcel within the meticulously tended Ibarra-Young Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley, this Viognier makes the wine geeks in the crowd do a double-take, as it does not present itself like your typical overripe, high alcohol, over-oaked warm climate Viogniers. Made in an elegant and restrained style, this shows attractive peach, blossom and exotic fruit aromas and flavors that are backed by some seriously unexpected complexity, acidity and structure on the midpalate, and raciness on the finish. It's absolutely delicious, and totally refreshing. Did I mention that it's Viognier? Whether you love Viognier or simply appreciate interesting white wines with character, this is a must try.