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WTN: 2005 McPrice Myers Viognier Larner Vineyard

by James Dietz » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:21 pm

  • 2005 McPrice Myers Viognier Larner Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley (10/24/2006)

    Floral nose that follows thru on the palate. Nice fruit and mouthfeel. Glycerine. There is a richness to the fruit, but with no hint of sweetness. A really nice Viognier, with just a bit of something on the back palate that tastes like the petro one gets from an older Riesling . This was nice with a tomato-based lentil soup with veggies. (91 pts.)

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Re: WTN: 2005 McPrice Myers Viognier Larner Vineyard

by Rahsaan » Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:46 pm

A really nice Viognier, with just a bit of something on the back palate that tastes like the petro one gets from an older Riesling


Of course this was not a particularly old viognier.

But, interesting match with the tomato soup. I guess there was enough powerful viognier fruit to stand up to it.
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Re: WTN: 2005 McPrice Myers Viognier Larner Vineyard

by John Tomasso » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:21 pm

I've had some nice Viognier out of Larner Vnyd.

McPrice Myers was a find at HdR a few years back - created quite a buzz.

They make a syrah and a grenache too, IIRC. Nice wines, worth seeking out.
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Re: WTN: 2005 McPrice Myers Viognier Larner Vineyard

by James Dietz » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:42 pm

I tried the reds when they first came out and thought them a little too robust for my taste. I haven't had any since then (probably a year to a year and a half ago), so this is a pretty biased view.

The Viognier had been a big hit at an OL among a bunch of folks who are not usually too gaga over whites..... and it is good.

Don't know the Larner Vineyard, John.. but I now will be on the lookout.
Cheers, Jim

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