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2005 Barrel 27 Viognier Santa Barbara County (750ml)
Producer: Barrel 27 Wine Company barrel27.com
Appellation: Santa Barbara County - California - United States
Type: white
Varietal: Viognier
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Tasting Notes:
rated: May 11, 2007 , Barrel 27 Wine Company barrel27.com
"Barrel 27's inaugural white wine release! A tremendous wine with great complexity, it's made with fruit from the Bien Nacido and Camp 4 Vineyards in Santa Barbara County. A huge nose of tropical fruit: pineapple, lychee, papaya, candied lemon zest, and candied kumquat. The same train load of tropical fruit roars across the palate and is given backbone and structure by good acidity and a great limestone / mineral note that strengthens through the finish. While technically dry at .7gm of residual sugar/liter, the ripeness of the vintage shows its stuff in the initial taste of the wine, giving a slightly inflated sense of sweetness, but that is quickly brought in check by the wines acidity and that lovely mineral note that makes the wine's finish relatively dry. Big fruit extract, high levels of glycerin and great acidity work to balance the wine's generous alcohol, making for a very complete and harmonious package. Less than 400 cases produced."