90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010
($20) Bright gold. Subtle aromas of lemon, melon, tarragon and white flowers. Dense and supple on entry, then silky but firm in the middle, with reticent but complex honeydew and orange flavors and a hint of herbs. Finishes with very good length and a hint of spice.
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