88 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2011
Bright medium yellow. Stone fruits, banana and minerals on the fresh, simple nose. Juicy and sappy, with nicely concentrated flavors similar to the aromas joined by hints of pineapple and arugula. Shows none of the cloying, overly dominant caramel oak of some amazingly unsuccessful versions of the past. Finishes uncomplicated, clean and persistent.
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