(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.
(From 2011 Vintage) Pale yellow. Orange blossom, grapefruit pith, nettles, white pepper and a pungent whiff of herbs. Brisk, lemony and penetrating, but with a leesy hint and saline minerality giving surprising pliancy to the middle palate. Finishes quite dry, with firm citrus zest and mineral notes.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 8/07
Wine AdvocateRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/07
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide
Robert ParkerRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker