Lime, mineral and grass make up the pungent, pulsating bouquet. Apricots and peaches comprise the stone-fruit-dominated palate, which is touched up by a pinch of honey. There’s a nice tang and snap to the finish, which offers a little white pepper just to make things interesting.
What an interesting wine, so un-California. Plenty of grass, gooseberry, straw and smoke complexed with stone and mineral. Young and tight, with bright acidity and intense fruit. A good value.
Intriguing aromas of florists’ greenery (ferns), mint, green apple and pears whet the palate. The flavors are more subtle, ranging from Anjou to Chinese pears. Tart, lime-like flavors appear on the long finish.
Smells of pineapple and grapefruit at first, laced with plenty of herbal nuances. But the flavors are solid, citrusy at the core, and garnished by riper melon notes. Racy throughout, finishing with zippy acids.
This “Savvy” boasts textbook aromas of passion fruit, gooseberries, green peas and even a touch of mint. Supple and almost soft on the palate, it doesn’t quite have the zing you expect but still manages to satisfy.
Melon and tropical fruit aromas and flavors appear early and linger delicately through the clean crsip finish. Despite overtones of buttered toast and vanilla, the fruit stays on top, focused and fresh. The oak is in check, so it should prove versatile in food pairings.
This is a gentle, soft style of Pinot made for immediate consumption. Ripe cherries and dried spices take the lead, with just a slight herbal tang for complexity and a touch of crisp acidity on the finish.