On the palate this wine exhibits subtle creamy custard aromas and backed with lemon verbena and clove. The palate is juicy with ripe mango and is wrapped in creamy Tahitian vanilla. The acidity shines through the creamy texture demonstrating the optimal acidity that cool climate Monterey grapes possess. The finish is supple upon entry with guava, passionfruit and silky, creamy vanilla which finishes with baked apple and crème brûlée custard flavors. The finish is long with silky elegance and lingering acidity.
Soft aromas of sea salt, baked apple, lemon and hazelnut make for a classic nose on this bottling. There's a slow-rising acidity on the palate, where honeysuckle, baked pear and toasted-pastry flavors align.
- Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts.