Miner Paso Robles Viognier
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@kaolis scans the interwebs for more of those for hire reviews and an expansive piece from the Grape Collective
@chipgreen has some saucy thoughts in his Lab Rat Report a very enjoyable wine for sipping on the deck and would probably pair well with a number of dishes
@Jennrossiminer sends a thank you for supporting the Miner Viognier in a Note from the Vintner Please reach out if you have any questions at all or just want to chat about Miner wines
2019 Miner Viognier, Paso Robles
Not for sale online, $300/case MSRP
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2019 Miner Paso Robles Viognier
4 bottles for $64.99 $16.25/bottle + $2/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $159.99 $13.33/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
April 30, 2021 the Spectator had this to say:
92 Points. There’s wonderful purity to the pineapple, lemon curd and ripe apricot flavors, with touches of peach blossom and candied orange peel on the finish. A fresh thread of acidity and a supple texture leave an elegant, lasting impression. Drink now. 2,810 cases made. MaryAnn Worobiec
A note on the producer website:
“…Best enjoyed within three years of the vintage…”
Well well, almost forgot WineO Mark:
93 Points. WineO Mark Review
This wine has an aromatic bouquet filled with honeysuckle, lemongrass, and lime zest. It has an intense concentration on the palate, giving off well-balanced flavors with neutral acidity. It has a supple, well-rounded, elegant texture creating a long and smooth finish. There are flavors of ripe apricot, pear, peach blossom, apricot, pineapple, and lemon curd with hints of honey. You can enjoy this wine with salmon, tuna, pork, poultry, and spicy foods.
A little blurb about Miner, talks about his Viognier in general from The Grape Collective:
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
2019 Miner Viognier, Paso Robles - $35 = 17.94%
Case purchased. Labrat report coming soon…
2019 Miner Family Viognier
Fate smiled upon me in the form of a Labrat bottle of Miner Family Viognier. I’ve had a run of bad luck lately, so thanks to WD and Alice for brightening my day!
The wine is a golden straw color. Clear, almost translucent. Medium, slow-running legs when swirled.
Almost intoxicating aromas of yellow apple, cantaloupe and honeysuckle. I could sniffy-sniff this wine all night! A little something more as well… maybe some Quince and/or light spice.
Palate mostly follows the nose with Yellow apple and honeysuckle but the cantaloupe is more like honeydew now.
Once you get to the mid-palate, there are also some notes of lemon curd and saline.
On the medium+ finish, a little allspice creeps in and helps provide length and complexity.
I like to include this category because it usually plays a pretty big role for me in my overall impression of a wine. The Miner Viognier had a slightly viscous, almost creamy mouthfeel (partial malolactic fermentation, perhaps?).
This is a very enjoyable wine for sipping on the deck and would probably pair well with a number of dishes. Especially something saucy and/or savory.
As mentioned above, I am already in for a case and looking forward to enjoying at least a few of them this summer!
I’m so sorry all. I was sent a bottle and was out of town! I get back tomorrow and will taste it and get it uploaded!
Pleasantly surprised to see Miner on here. Buddy of mine used to run their tasting room, had many good wines there. Hope we see more!
@deadlyapp Was it Peter H, our former Hospitality Manager, that you knew at Miner? He’s still a very good friend of mine. I just had him over for dinner two weeks ago!! I’m excited to have our wines on here as well. Thanks for the support! Let me know if you want to come by and check out the new space. We did a complete renovation during the pandemic. Cheers, Jenn
Hi Friends!! Thank you for supporting the Miner Viognier!! I hope you enjoy it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all or just want to chat about Miner wines
@Jennrossiminer Hi, always appreciate winemaker comments. How would you say this compares to Oregon/Washington Viognier?
With Central Coast or Paso Robles white wines, too often I find them to be a touch sweet or what I guess is sometimes called “fruit-forward.” Admittedly that’s usually on chardonnay, or PG. I don’t have much experience with Viognier from the region.
@pmarin Thanks for reaching out!! I would like to say that our Miner Viognier is extremely varietally correct for a domestic expression. It has been known to be used for blind tastings for different Somm tests over the years to represent a classic domestic Viognier. It really holds onto those traditional “stone fruit and white flower” qualities that Viognier is known to possess. It is super refreshing, but also perfectly dry. The Steinbeck Vineyard that we are working with in Paso Robles has extremely chalky soil, so it has this great minerality and a super clean finish. One thing that I think sets it apart is that it doesn’t have that cloying / Vaseline mouth feel that some Viognier Producers tend towards, because we do not use any oak whatsoever. The 100% stainless steel fermentation on this wine makes the finish on ours is much brighter and cleaner and it doesn’t come off too perfumey with its aromatics. We have had many Producers in Condrieu compare it to their own wine’s flavor profile, so we are super proud of this wine. I hope that this helps!
@pmarin In a word: Miner Viognier is dry. It definitely has fruit, but no RS or sweetness. It’s extremely refreshing and not sweet at all.
Thanks, that’s the answer I was hoping for! in for a case.
thank you, based on this description, I’m in for a case
@rubenf1 me too!
I have plenty of reds, but always seem to run low on whites. And if chipgreen likes it, it has to be good, right? In for a case.