Aequorea Viognier "Spanish Springs Vineyard" 2023 (San Luis Obispo, California)
Aequorea Viognier "Spanish Springs Vineyard" 2023 (San Luis Obispo, California)

Aequorea Viognier "Spanish Springs Vineyard" 2023
(San Luis Obispo, California)


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Winery Notes:

Latin for “Of The Sea,” Aequorea began in 2011 as a search for vineyards that ventured deep into the coastal no man’s land where we were raised. Here, on this foggy, windswept coast west of the Santa Lucia Mountains, they work with a group of dedicated growers who possess a shared passion for farming closer to the ocean than most anywhere else in California. From these special sites they focus on single-vineyard Pinot Noirs and aromatic white wines that are transparent of their terroir and the extremity of where they lie. All of the vineyards are no more than 6 miles from the ocean, blanketed by a thick marine layer in the summer which recedes each afternoon as cool breezes arrive off the Pacific.

Located 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach, Spanish Springs Vineyard covers a series of steep hillsides composed of uplifted marine seabed. It produces vibrant, energetic wines possessing gorgeous aromatics and striking salinity.

  • 250 cases produced
  • Fermented & aged 6 months 80% stainless steel & 20% neutral French oak 
  • No malolactic fermentation
  • Drink now thru 2032
  • Alc: 14.0%

When it comes to making Viognier, we aim for a very different style than what is typically produced in California, showcasing what can be done with the variety on the extremes of the coast. Effusively aromatic but not at all heavy like most Viognier, it bursts forth with a bright, vibrant, floral personality that is unlike any Viognier you’ve ever tasted. White flowers, citrus, unripe pineapple, and minerals dominate the aromas, while the palate is distinctively atypical for Viognier. A lemony freshness with notes of pomelo, barely ripe white nectarine, sweet white grapefruit, and pineapple core, braced by tremendously fresh acidity and super mineral finish.

Ratings & Reviews:

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck (2021 Vintage)
"Bright citrus, honeyed melon, and some chalky mineral notes all emerge from the 2021 Viognier Spanish Springs, a juicy, medium-bodied, nicely balanced Viognier offering both richness and freshness. It's a terrific, outstanding example of the variety to drink over the coming year or two. These Aequorea Vineyards releases are made by Aaron Jackson and come from the cooler San Luis Obispo Coast appellation." (9/2022)