($16) Green-gold. High-pitched aromas of green apple, lemon thyme and smoky minerals. Dusty citrus flavors give way to deeper, sweeter nectarine and pear in the middle palate and pick up a touch of warmth. Finishes a bit short but with good clarity and an echo of smoke.
86 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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