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Light golden color; Rich full aromas of tangerine, ripe stone fruits, oatmeal, vanilla, a fresh spearmint edge with faint ginger and truffle notes. Very powerful stone fruit entry, lemon oil, saffron, nutmeg and pineapple. Rich weighty mid palate with sweet lime and lemongrass. Racy acidity picks up back end with length and persistence. Building almond flavor to the finish.
91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Jan.12): “Rich and decidedly creamy with lots of sweet oak partnered to its deep and well-ripened fruit, this very showy and outgoing wine holds little in reserve. It is both mouthfilling and very well-structured, and, consistent..."
93 points, International Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer (May 2012): “A wild, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh pear, lemon and melon...deep orchard fruit and floral flavors. Finishes sappy and gently sweet, with superb clarity and subtle smokiness.”
92 points, Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Feb. 2012): “...beautiful, focused...possesses the textural richness that is typical of this site, but with quite a bit of minerality and freshness as well...”
Just 930 cases made. Drink between 2012 and 2016.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.