A dramatic wine with a bouquet of violets and jasmine, fresh ripe cantaloupe, and a hint of sea mist. The palate is a see-saw balance between fruit and savory elements. Remarkably complex flavors of dried apricot, peach pit, apple skin, tangerine, kumquat, and ocean brine. Finishing with a meyer lemon and lime zest acidity. The savory notes linger for minutes, finishing more like a red wine.
"More serious, the 2010 Slice of Pape Blanc is a knockout white that has real character and depth. Made from 59% Roussanne and 41% Viognier and aged in 100% neutral French oak, it has a rich, yet vibrant profile of lemon curd, buttered peaches, green almonds and a touch of flowers to go with a medium-bodied, textured mouthfeel. While it has solid richness, it has racy acidity and beautiful detail and poise on the palate; it would pass undetected in a lineup of Chateauneuf du Pape Blancs and will continue to shine for another 3-4 years or more. "
The Wine Advocate