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WTN: Jaffurs MelvilleVnyd Viognier 2001.....(short/boring)

by TomHill » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:47 am

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
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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.
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Re: WTN: Jaffurs MelvilleVnyd Viognier 2001.....(short/boring)

by Jenise » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:52 am

Craig seems to work magic with mineral and acid flavors in his wines--for my tastes, he's one of the best producers in that area. Though I'm mostly familiar with his whites, even one of his syrahs was noticeably one of the better wines at a blind tasting of around 20 mostly-Cal syrahs.
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