90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2008
($24) Light yellow. Smoky lemon zest, orange and herbs on the nose, with a suave mineral undertone. Juicy citrus and apple flavors are complemented by thyme and coriander, with tangy mineral bite on the back end. Nervy, sharply focused and refreshing, with excellent finishing bite and persistence. This will be extremely flexible at the table; I'd try it with a shellfish pasta dish.
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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