(NV Vintage) Tightly knit, focused by racy acidity and a streak of minerality, this offers subtle notes of white peach, anise, biscuit and kumquat. The refined finish echoes a smoky note.
Wine Spectator(NV Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/2009
Wine Enthusiast(NV Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 12/15/2003
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(NV Vintage) Not always consistent over the years, this latest version is young yet rich, fruity yet layered and a bit narrow yet deep enough to be convincing. More than that, it impresses today for its foamy, mouthfilling bubbles and long, lemony aftertaste. It can stand a bit of bottle age to gain a more rounded and complex patina, and, whether enjoyed now or later, it will be at home with either of platter of fresh-shucked oysters.