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Wine & Spirits Magazine Feb 2014 93 Pts The Isabel Dusi Vineyard sits along Highway 101 in Paso's Templeton Gap - which means that is gets some cooling influence from the Pacific.  The vines here are 60 to 80 years old, dry farmed, the zin interrupted by an occasional vine of...

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2001 Ripken Late Harvest Viognier

"The central valley has a history of making great dessert wines. As with many things in life, history is repeating itself. Viognier has found the perfect place to make a vendanges tardives (late harvest). There is plenty of hang time, high sugars and just a subtle hint of botrytis resulting in this stunning wine. We used four different types of 100% new French oak Burgundy style barrels with medium plus to high toast during the aging of this wine."  -Jeff Cohn

Tasting Notes

Golden yellow color with an aroma of honeyed apricots and peaches laced with cinnamon and vanilla. Enjoy as an aperitif or as a dessert on its own.

Varietals: 100% Viognier
Appellation: Lodi
Alcohol: 12.5%
Production: 100 cases

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