Tried this last night w/ my tomatoe/basil samwich:
1. Jaffurs Viognier MelvilleVnyd/SantaBarbaraCnty (15%; http://www.JaffursWine.com
) 2001: Light gold color; beautiful/perfumey/fragrant fresh/spicy/peach/pear/Viognier quite minerally bit chalky/valve oil complex nose; tart rich/lush very spicy/pear/peach/Viognier rather minerally/chalky complex flavor; med.short lush/rich/tart bright/spicy/minerally peach/pear/Viognier finish; finishes a bit short but a beautiful Viognier w/ a nice minerality to it; wonderful aromatics. $32.00
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Craig Jaffurs' whites have just been getting better & better over the last few yrs and I think he's making, consistently, some of the best Rhone whites. This one was one of the best I've had and one of the most Condrieu-like Viogniers yet from Calif. Great stuff.