Dinner at La Belle Vie (La Belle Vie, Mpls): Light gold color. PNP, drank 2 glasses over an hour. This is usually a wine that I find very complex and intriguing. This bottle struck me a bit more one dimensional than others, still excellent but not quite as exhilarating as other vintages. The nose shows a lot of fresh cut cedar planks, toasted oak, lemon, lighter banana, sea breeze minerals. The palate is toasted, cedar, pear, lemon, banana, good minerality, fresh oak, youthful with a good finish. Give this a couple years and we'll see what happens. 91+ to 92pts.
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