WINE CLUB NOTES (3/10)
* The relatively cool growing season in 2008 produced wines of medium body, tremendous elegance, and expressive varietal character. the wine was fermented 40% in oak (mostly old, neutral barrels), 20% in foudre, and 40% in stainless steel. The wine was blended in July and bottled in Sept 2009.
* Tasting notes: An expressive nose of beeswax, lacquered wood, and white flowers, with a powerful spiciness emerging with air. the mouth is juicy yet still restrained, with flavors of peaches and cream. The finish is more mineral, very clean, with almond, pear, honey and chamomile notes. Enjoy now or over the next 4-6 years.
* Production: 720 cases.
* Press: Robert Parker 90-92 pts (9/09); Stephen Tanzer 90 pts (11/09)
WINE LABEL: A vibrant expression of the roussanne grape. Aromas of pear, honeysuckle, beeswax and marzipan are followed by rich texture, honey and pear flavors with no evidence of oak and a long minerally finish.