(NV Vintage) French for star -- étoile represents our commitment to a classically crafted apéritif style that personifies elegance and grace. This prestige cuvée is designed to achieve a seamlessness and balance that can only be realized by selecting the finest fruit from our cool and cold climate vineyard sites. Resting in the bottle sur lees- on yeast- for a minimum of five years, the wine evolves, building layers of depth, complexity, and harmony while retaining texture and vibrancy. Enjoy étoile upon release or for years to come.
bottled 2001, aged 5 yrs in bottle. prestige cuvee w crown cap. 90 pts from 2006 wine enthusiast. "extended yeast aging for balance and depth." "Tiny bubbles, complex bouquet, almond, honey, buttered toast w hint of citrus blossom." "Structure is long, soft, creamy w flavors of Fiji apple, candied ginger, savory hazelnut spice; flavors build & linger in a lively finish."