89(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
Pale bright yellow. Pungent gooseberry, minerals and peppery herbs accent grapefruit pith and pear on the nose. Juicy, intense and quite dry, with some unabsorbed CO2 contributing to the impression of lift. Finishes distinctly dusty, with very good breadth and a flavor of crushed stone. This chewy, young, classic sauvignon may still fill out.
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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