Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(NV Vintage) In too many of the wines reviewed here, those with special denominations and higher prices have failed to share why they are more costly. Not so, this wine. Its extra notes of baked bread are layered comfortably on top of crisp, vital, somewhat austere but always energetic fruit in the nose, and it follows with a fine-grained, pinpointy mousse and older, yet solid and continuous flavors. We liked both Gosset efforts and applaud the value they offer.
International Wine Cellar(NV Vintage) Bright gold with a delicate, lively bead. Toasty pear, quince and Meyer lemon on the nose, with sexy floral and spice notes adding complexity. The floral element builds with air and repeats on the palate, which features gently sweet orchard fruit flavors and notes of honey and buttered toast. Spices and flowers dominate the long, sappy, strikingly focused finish. This wine's marriage of power and energy is impressive.
Wine Advocate(NV Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Wine Spectator(NV Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/01