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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014
(14.3% alcohol; aged in 100% Chassin barrels, 45% new; from Hyde Vineyard): Bright, full yellow with a gold tinge. Knockout nose combines smoked meat, truffle, minerals and light sulfides, plus a hint of nectarine; reminded me of a Kistler wine. Suave on entry, then big, plush and utterly silky in the middle, showing more sea spray and mint than primary fruit today. This wine has a low pH and strong acidity (3.2 and 7.0 grams per liter, respectively) after going through full malolactic fermentation. Finishes with outstanding salty, iodiney length. I'd love to taste this next to the 2010 release in three or four years.