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Wine Spectator Reviews 2012 Smoke and Mirrors
91 points from The Wine Spectator for our 2012 Smoke and Mirrors? Score: 91 Refreshingly quirky, this offers ripe cherry and spicy nut bread aromas, leading to zesty dried blackberry, cracked pepper and licorice flavors that linger toward ripe tannins. Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenach...

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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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