(sourced from vines planted in 2007; this is the first release for this wine): Pale gold. Vibrant aromas of lemon, dusty minerals and pungent herbs. Penetrating acidity adds tension to ripe citrus fruit and anise flavors that gain heft with aeration. Closes dry and spicy, with strong cut and a hint of bitter lemon pith.
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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