2021 JAFFURS Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard

JAFFURS Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard

¥5,500 (incl. tax)


Winery Description

If you are in Santa Barbara, you won’t have to travel far to visit Jaffurs Wine Cellars. With its location in the heart of this lively, picturesque, ocean-side city, you can pop in for a glass of Grenache after hitting the boutiques or before a crawl through the neighborhood’s many bars, restaurants and craft breweries. However, because Jaffurs is a full-on winery and not just a city tasting room, you may also get to see grapes being crushed, tanks racked, or pallets of wine moved around on forklifts.

Discovering that his passion for wine surpassed mere drinking and collecting, Craig Jaffurs left a comfy job in the aerospace industry to apprentice in the cellar of Santa Barbara Winery for several years, before taking the plunge and starting his own winery. In 1994, Jaffurs released his first commercial vintage. At that time, Santa Barbara winegrowers had begun to embrace the region’s cool climate (as well as the market post-Sideways) and embarked on massive plantings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. But Jaffurs had a hunch that the region held as much promise for grapes of the Rhone Valley as it did for those of Bourgogne. Hence, Jaffurs Cellars dedicated themselves to Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. 

While Jaffurs does not own any vineyards, the winery has developed close relationships with growers in Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon, Santa Rita, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria growing regions. Some stand-out vineyards providing fruit for Jaffurs’s wines include the Thompson, Bien Nacido, Larner, Kimsey, and Stolpman vineyards. The wines are produced in small lots at the Santa Barbara facility, where total production rarely exceeds 5,000 cases per year. Recently retired, Craig Jaffurs is an advisor to current owners Dan and Janelle Green, who carry on the tradition of running Jaffurs Cellar as a family-owned producer of some of the best Rhone-style wines along the Central Coast. 

About this Wine

Country USA
Region California
Appellation(s) Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara)
Winery Jaffurs
Vintage 2021
Color White
Varietal(s) Viognier
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 8.2 x 30.0
Case Size 35.5 x 26.5 x 31.0
Alcohol 14.8%
Product Code JF21BNV
UPC 893235000019
MLF 50%

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