88 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
($22) Pale yellow. Complex, ripe, rather cool nose offers citrus peel, lime and grapefruit. Plump, concentrated and slightly sweet; has good palate presence and density leavened by sound acidity. A fairly large, almost creamy sauvignon with nicely concentrated flavors of ripe citrus frut and fresh herbs. Perhaps not as precise as the 2008 version but this is a substantial white wine.
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