Bright gold. Ripe melon, orange and smoky lees aromas are lifted and sharpened by a zesty mineral quality that becomes stronger with air. Fleshy and nicely concentrated yet lively, offering juicy pear and citrus fruit flavors and a sexy floral accent. The mineral note repeats on the finish, which clings with very good clarity and tenacity.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
90-93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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