Smooth and even, pleasantly creamy, this wine shows lots of toasty oak, chocolate and cedar over the jammy yet tart blackberry fruit. Pepper, anise and vanilla accents add interest, and though the fruit is dense and heavily oaked, the wine is mid-weight and even rather than monolithic. Good length, lemon and cedar accents mark the close. Drink or hold through 2006…
Nice wine—fresh, zesty and enjoyable. It has a surge of passion fruit, white peach and citrus on the palate, all of which press on through the crisp finish. Serve it at your next gathering; it’s a wine with broad appeal.
Smells softer and rounder than it tastes, starting off with scents of pear, fig and melon that turn herbal and a bit medicinal on the palate. Finishes with palate-cleansing lemony acidity.
What we get of this Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc is nice, but there's just not enough of it to go around. Mineral and green grape flavors fade into fresh herbs on the palate, but the flavors are less than intense. Peach skin and grass aromas are joined by some rubber on the nose. Has potential; just wants to be dialed up a little louder.
The whirl of conflicting aromas and flavors in this wine include lactic cream cheese and butter, medicinal menthol, eucalyptus and sour stewed berries. Still, the even, smooth mouthfeel makes it a decent bar glug.