91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
(12.7% alcohol): Light yellow. High-pitched citrus zest and pear aromas are complicated by notes of anise, ginger and minerals. Dusty and precise, with sneaky depth to its bitter lime and orchard fruit flavors. Taut, focused and pure chardonnay with strong finishing cut and lingering herb and mineral notes.
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