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MELVILLE 13 VG VERNA'S
Item: #241250
Bottle Size: 750ML
WA: 90
$18.99
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MELVILLE 2013 VIOGNIER "VERNA'S" SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 750mL

Verna’s vineyard in Los Alamos is planted to seven acres of Viognier on sandy and nutrient deficient soils and is a combination of Alban selection and clone 1. Slightly warmer and windier then Melville's Sta. Rita Hills property during the growing season, this estate has proven wellsuited for growing this aromatic Rhone varietal. The fruit was gently whole cluster pressed, transferred to neutral barrels (5-20 year French oak), cold-fermented at 45°F for three months and prepared for bottling in late March. Cold fermentation, neutral vessels and the avoidance of malo-lactic fermentation were employed to retain the wine’s freshness and exotic expressions. Yields were 3.2 lbs/vine (3.0 tons/acre).

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS - "The 2013 Viognier Estate Verna’s is another outstanding effort from Greg that also represents a smoking value. Giving up classic apricot, pineapple and loads of floral qualities (almost a flower oil-like quality) to go with a medium-bodied, unctuously textured, yet still surprisingly fresh and focused style on the palate. Aged 6 months in neutral oak, it’s an impressive Viognier to enjoy over the coming year or two."
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