88 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
Bright medium yellow. Fresh apricot, peach, nutmeg and a hint of vanillin oak on the inviting nose. Juicy and brisk if a bit edgy, with good intensity but a hint of youthful bitterness to the stone fruit, spice and floral flavors. Fruity but on the lean side, finishing with pungent citrus and grapefruit peel notes.
About Napa Valley
Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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