(From 2010 Vintage) Pale bright yellow. Stone fruits and a whiff of smoky minerality on the pure but subdued nose. Remarkably velvety and opulent but with outstanding citrus intensity and a saline element giving the dense mid-palate a downright ethereal aspect. Best today on the palate-staining, very suave finish, which offers an enticing hint of sweetness but a lighter touch than the Napa Valley version. This really dances on the palate.
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/04