(From 2012 Vintage) The result is a wine with tropical and stone fruit flavors, complemented by a flinty minerality and bright acidity. Opens with sweet vanilla and clean citrus. Creamy peach and apricot lead into a long, smooth and elegant finish.
(From 2010 Vintage) Aroma: Opens with sweet vanilla and clean citrus. Palate: Creamy peach and apricot lead into a long, smooth and elegant finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesAttractive elements of sweet cream and roasted grains sit atop fairly direct ripe-apple fruit in the aromas of this outgoing wine, and the flavors that follow reflect a similar mix of rich oak and sweet fruit with the accent clearly placed on ripeness. A bit of heat comes as the price of the wine's richness and generosity, but flavorful, richly sauced poultry preparations will go a long way in smoothing things out.