(2009 Vintage) After a gentle pressing, cold fermentation occurred in French oak barrels (with one quarter in stainless steel). After three months of sur-lie aging and batonnage, the wine underwent only 36% malolactic fermentation to retain its bright acidity. With a portion resting in stainless steel, the remaining 72% of the wine was aged in 100% French oak (56% new) for 5.5 months before bottling in July 2010.
Planet Grape(2014 Vintage) Green apple, lemon curd, custard and spice. Medium body, silky texture and a juicy finish. Good with food or on its own.
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2013