The wine's mouth-watering acidity and elegant flavors of tropical fruit, lemon grass and a touch of mineral at the end of the long finish.
full mouth (especially with a swirl for 3 min!) yet not oak or butter or minerals; long finish; very nice! (elegant tropical fruit and lemon grass)
stone metallic barnyard, good balance all around.
Dry yet lots going on. Great fondue wine!
Wine & Spirits(2001 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/02
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) A 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 Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/05