89 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2013
(made from grapes picked on August 23): Pale lemon-yellow. Ripe peach, orange juice and nutty oak on the nose. Fat, sweet and easygoing, with enough acidity to give shape to the peach and spice flavors. Finishes with good energy and spicy persistence. This delicious wine has filled in nicely since I tasted it from barrel last spring and has the balance to give early pleasure.
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