Aged in 2-year-old French oak barrels for 11 months, the soft intro on this wine flatters as it leans into the luscious mid palate that creeps slowly to reveal the wine's complexity. The mountain grown fruit shoulders the weight of the wine and its balanced tannic structure. Pairs well with a good book and fried chicken.
A tangy bit of lemon that includes the peel is joined by aromas of coconut water, basil, honey butter and toasted filberts. Classic. The wine tastes like it smells, which in this case is a good thing. Flavors of orange, coconut butter, anise and more filberts are backed by fresh, lively acidity. — Michael Alberty
92 Point Wine Enthusiast Magazine