Nose Incredibly ripe and floral, the wine opens with cascading aromas of tropical fruit, ripe peach, and melon. In time these give way to dried apricot and cinnamon before yielding to a well-defined albeit subtle pinch of orange blossom.
Palate Whereas the nose leans ripe, the palate embodies traditional varietal elements with plenty of bright acid, fresh grapefruit and flint to experience. Lively and fresh, the citrus seems to linger the most along with understated notes of lemongrass and Asian pear.
Finish The wine finishes with length and persistence, driven by ample minerality and acid that would pair so well with fresh oysters or soft-ripened cheese.
Vintage Weather Late rains in May drove vine growth well into the summer months. With plentiful leaves and healthy canopies, the grape berries were able to mature slowly and cohesively in mottled sunlight. As harvest approached both day and nighttime temperatures warmed consistently before moderating once again in early September; ideal for flavor and aroma expression.