"Deep gold hue. Honeyed flavors of peach, pineapple, butter and paraffin. Rich, well-balanced flavors of baked pineapple and oak. Long, razor-sharp close."
-The Wine News
The wine is pale straw in color with attractive green hues. Classic Russian River green apple, pear and citrus blossom characters accented by subtle smoky vanillin oak are the hallmarks of the nose. The palate is the perfect marriage of fruit and oak with balancing natural acidity and a long flavorsome finish. The wine also has a wonderfully creamy texture, which has been enhanced by not only lees stirring, but the dominant use of water-bent American oak barrels.