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Coming half from the estate vineyards and half from purchased fruit, the 2018 Viognier Central Coast is well worth seeking out. Offering classic apricot, citrus blossom, and floral notes, it’s medium to full-bodied, has nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. It should be easier to find than the estate and certainly shares plenty in common with its big brother.
92 Jeb Dunnuck
"This is another incredible lineup by Rhone superstar John Alban. For the life of me, I can’t understand why no one else in the Edna Valley tries to make wine anywhere close to this level of quality." - Jeb Dunnuck
"If I had to come up with a list of the greatest wine estates in the world, Alban Vineyards would certainly be in there. Readers need to understand that this estate is an anomaly, lying at the very end of the Edna Valley, and the only estate in 50+ miles making wines of this quality." - Jeb Dunnuck