Deep bright yellow. Stroong oak with a lot of white mushroom. Thick peachy texture with dense tropical fruits (guava?) and chestnut. Slightly oxidative. Super concentrated and heavy (15.7%), but integrated and saline. 89-90.
Not for the beginner. Fascinating and unique. As others have stated, intentionally oxidized to the point of being reminiscent of sherry, and this is a positive! I can't imagine it being particularly food-friendly, but this is a singular cocktail/conversation wine, about the wine if nothing else.
One of the more beautiful white wines I've had recently. Lots of complex aromas, tropical fruit, yet very dry. Shows lots of changes as it swirls in your mouth. Doesn't come off as hot or unbalanced at all but is a touch oxidized (intentionally I believe).
Verdejo/Gewurtz/Chard/Sauv Blanc. From winemaker Abe Schoener. Large old barrels where they let air form in the top without topping off. Nose shows dessert like qualities of honey, candied peach, oxidized qualties. Palette is very unique, like a Chard with a white sherry, nutty notes, sweet citrus notes, musty mushroom, some bizarre combinations and it's fun, it works. Doesn't cost a crazy amount for the super low production either.
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