(From 2012 Vintage) Aroma: Apricot, peach, ripe melon, guava, pear, orange, pineapple, pink grapefruit, yellow bell pepper, oak. Palate: Grapefruit, apple, melon, citrus, lemon grass, pepper, grassy, chewy, bold, great acidity & minerality, well balanced. Finish: Hint of grapefruit, lemon pie, passion fruit, strawberry, spice, tart, dry, crisp, well done, beautiful.
What an amazingly versatile wine! Clean, fresh, and fruity, this Fumé Blanc is a great choice when you simply want to enjoy a perfectly chilled glass of white wine. However, it is equally good as a companion with food due to its delicate and undemanding nature. It has a very delicate perfume of wildflowers in the glass, followed by long, lingering flavors which are definitely on the citrusy side, reminiscent of lemon or grapefruit. This wine will prove to be very compatible with Asian dishes, p...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesA younger and somewhat simpler version of the wine above, it shares its strong bent towards the green side of the spectrum, and with its convincing fruit, bright acidity and ability to age for a few years, it has every chance of catching up the 2003 version in very short order.
Wine AdvocateRating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/05