Decanted briefly. Looks beautiful, dark purple but clear. Just a little sediment. On the nose I get blueberries, herbs, and floral notes. No alcohol detected. Tasting it at first it is quite acidic and dry. Not too fruity, decent but not crazy tannins, light oak. Good structure but the finish is kind of short. With food this really came alive. Because it is more old-world style with high acidity it really cut through and cleansed the palate. Solid well made interesting wine that has lots of potential, it just needs some more time to come together.
The riesling really comes through on the nose. It's fruity and floral and seems like it would be sweet, but it isn't. Peaches and citrus and flowers, good balance and acidity. It's pretty crisp but at the same time the chardonnay gives this good body and the finish is so creamy and delicious. (Not to be confused with buttery.) There is no oak or cat pee or grass in this. No heat either, just good easy drinking wine with a hint of sweetness.
3/15/2014 1:52:00 PM - Kind of dissapointing and not up to par with previous vintages. Very light and green, not as fruity as before.
I've had it since 2003. The last good vintage was 2006 and also 2007. There was no 2008. The 2009 was ok not great.