Fess Parker Winery

2013 Rodney's Vineyard Viognier

Viognier •Rodney's Vineyard and Camp Four Vineyard

Santa Barbara County

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Mission Briefing

Codename:

She glows

Today’s 91 point (Wine Enthusiast Magazine) Fess Parker Winery 2013 Rodney’s Vineyard Viognier is one intriguing and delicious wine. Enjoy this wine while the weather’s still warm, but be sure to keep some on hand for the coming Fall holidays.

This fresh, bright white is a fabulous food companion - and we’ll be enjoying ours in the final days of summer, with grilled chicken or as an aperitif, with fresh fruits and hard cheeses. As Fall approaches, enjoy this wine with your festive holiday meals. Of course, any time of year would be the right time to enjoy it with a spicy Thai or Indian dish.

Shy right out of the chiller, allow this wine to warm even just a little and it springs to life, revealing aromas of Anjou pear, white peach, Hami melon, caramel, citrus flower, lemongrass and apricot. Bright and very refreshing, with flavors of pear, nectarine, apricot and Meyer lemon in the lead.

As the wine breathes and warms slightly, it unveils vanilla, honeysuckle, lemongrass, white peach, lime flower and the subtlest hint of soft white pepper at the very end.

This Viognier is highly recommended and highly prized by us here at Wine Spies HQ. We hope that you have a chance to try this great wine.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Beautiful light golden hues, with perfect clarity from core to rim.

Smell:

Anjou pear, white peach, Hami melon, caramel, citrus flower, lemongrass and apricot.

Taste:

Pear, nectarine, apricot and Meyer lemon,vanilla, honeysuckle, lemongrass, white peach, lime flower and the subtlest hint of soft white pepper at the very end.

Finish:

Bright and elegant, with fresh fruit giving way to vanilla, white flowers and lemongrass. Tender white pepper makes a very subtle appearance at the tail end of the slightly drying finish.

Pairing:

Enjoy this versatile wine with everything from seared scallops, grilled lobster or crab cakes to a creamy Indian curry, like a spicy Korma or Chicken tikka masala.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Blair Fox
Vineyards
59% Camp Four Vineyard & 41% Rodney’s Vineyard
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Viognier
Composition
97% Viognier
~
3% Grenache Blanc
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Date
September 26 - October 8
Acid
0.695 g/100mL
pH
3.34
Aging
84% barrel fermented, 16% stainless steel fermented & aged 9 months in barrels
Barrels
1-year & older French oak
Alcohol
14.5 %
Brix
24.7-25.6
Production
3791 cases

About the Winery

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