In the glass this wine is reminiscent of California hillsides in summertime, showing a beautiful pale golden straw color. Aromas of orange blossom, citrus rind, and stone fruits of white peach and apricot open the bouquet. Layers of tropical pineapple and starfruit then give way to toasted hazelnuts and a touch of smoke, while the depths of the nose reveal a pleasant minerality. On the palate the clean, soft, full entry builds with layers of tropical fruit, white melon, green apple, and citrus. Excellent weight and acid balance throughout refresh the palate, while subtle notes of oak spice and vanilla linger at the end of the exceptionally long finish.
Fruity & Smooth
Golden/straw in color. On the nose, I immediately detect a floral sweetness and something that almost reminds me of buttercream icing. Extremely complex. I can't really pinpoint everything that is going on here, but I also get a slight minerally quality. The palate is clean, crisp, and extremely well rounded...Pineapple is immediately detectable, as is green apple (not overly acidic) with just a hint of oak...there is also the same slightly stony quality from the nose...I also get a slight hint of gingerbread... The finish lingers with a mixture of minerals, vanilla, and just a bit of cinnamon...really delicious!!