Curtis Winery

2012 Santa Ynez Valley Estate Viognier

Viognier •Curtis Estate

California: Santa Barbara County: Santa Ynez Valley

Offer Expired:Mar 16, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Vee-on-YAY!

Today’s Curtis Winery 2012 Santa Ynez Valley Estate Viognier comes to us from one of our favorite recently discovered winemakers, Ernst Storm. After tasting his Chardonnay recently, we are thrilled to offer another of his exceptional white wines.

This wine is layered and quite complex for a Viognier, very much crafted in the French style. By this, we mean that the herbal and terroir flavor components are given equal footing to the sweeter fruit aspects, and in our opinion, this wine is much the better for it. Elegant notes of white peach, apricot, and lime are balanced by hints of fennel leaf and jasmine, resulting in a wine that is at home both sipped on the porch and paired with a hearty meal. Many on our tasting panel couldn’t wait to pair this wine, well-chilled (of course), with a summer afternoon by the pool.

At over 25% off, you aren’t likely to find such a fantastic Viognier at this budget friendly price very often. Be sure to stock up for summer!

Tasting Profile

Look:

A super pale, almost straw yellow throughout the glass.

Smell:

Lovely and aromatic, with fresh fruit notes of Meyer lemon, white peach, and lime zest, accompanied by white flower petals, honeysuckle, and fennel leaf.

Taste:

More French in manner on the flavor profile, with just-ripened Kaffir lime, white peach, apricot, and rose petal balanced by a strong herbal component of fennel leaf and jasmine.

Finish:

Very reserved and elegant on the finish, with a lovely tart, crisp acidity that would be perfectly placed on a warm summer day.

Pairing:

A simple chicken liver pate, served with crackers, jam and sea salt.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ernst Storm
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California
Cooperage
6 months French oak upright (50%) & Stainless steel (50%)
ABV
13.9

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 16, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price
As your agent, we can assist in selecting a common carrier for the shipment of wine that you have purchased and own. The majority of states maintain laws and regulations that control or restrict the importation of alcohol. In all cases, the purchaser is responsible for complying with the laws and regulations, including in particular those relating to the import of alcohol, in effect in the state to which the purchaser is shipping alcohol.