89 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013
Pale bright yellow. Yellow fruits and honey on the nose, along with a truffley nuance. Silky and nicely concentrated, with juicy acidity giving the mid-palate more verve than the nose suggests. Lemon and fresh herb flavors display decent intensity. A bit warmer and less elegant than the 2012 version but finishes with good length. Incidentally, the Pinsons started harvesting early in 2011, on September 1, to stay ahead of advancing rot.
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