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2022 Flanagan Viognier "Bennett Valley"

Flanagan 2022 Viognier

Winery: Flanagan

Vintage: 2022

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bennett Valley"

Wine Category: Viognier

Grape blend: 100% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Bennett Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 122

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: February 3, 2024

Wine Review: This straw-colored Viognier from Flanagan opens with an orange peel, peach, and pineapple bouquet with hints of grapefruit rind, hibiscus tea and honey. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round, smooth, lush, and rich. The flavor profile is Werther's Original caramel candy and pear blend with notes of toasted coconut and French toast. We also detected hints of saline, vanilla pudding, and white peach. The finish is dry, and its flavors linger and last for a very long time. This wine benefits from a little decanting. If you allow it some aeration early on, the wine really evolves and excels. The Tasting Panel would pair this Viognier with a hot buttered lobster roll or with Pam’s macaroons. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The nose displays restrained notes of white peach blossom, almond blossom, and jasmine. On the palate there are stone fruit notes of peach and apricot, with almond extract on the finish. The ripeness and concentration of this wine reflects the low yields and riper profile of the 2022 vintage. It continues to be Kit’s favorite wine and Kit is involved with the blending of this wine each year. Our Viognier is a lovely example of what this grape can do in California when it is well farmed, not over-ripe, and made in a balanced way.

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