Made reductively in order to maximize the fruit personality of the vintage, the 2011 shows more marked fruit aromatics than usual, while maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate coverage and body. 2011 is a wine that favors origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A large percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil in 2011 has added an intense mid-palate structural component and addition overall complexity to this wine.
"Displays ripeness and drive, citrus oil, white peach, and salted butter notes offset by bracing fleur de sel and thyme accents. The long, rapier finish pulls you back for another sip. Drink now"
"Silky and lush with ripe citrus, peach and crisp acidity; fresh, clean and balanced with style and focus."