89 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2011
Pale, bright yellow. Pure, subtle aromas and flavors of vineyard peach, lemon drop and ginger. Round and broad, but with nicely integrated acidity and sexy oak spices giving the wine a light touch. Not the last work in cut or intensity but balanced from the outset. Finishes with hints of grapefruit and pineapple.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
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