90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
($16) Bright straw. Shy aromas of lemon curd, pear and white flowers, with a touch of what I suspect smells like cannabis that gains strength with air. Light-bodied, juicy and complex, highlighted by fresh orchard fruit and candied citrus flavors and a silky, pliant texture. This wine has the heft to handle richer foods but there's a light touch as well. Finishes smooth and with very good persistence.
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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