Oregon @ Portland (Portland, London): Mid straw. A touch of tropical fruit, mainly pineapple, and a whiff of something herbal and minty. Really quite complex on the Jose. Fuller and richer on the palate. A touch of heft — feels heavier than the 13.2% abv quoted. Decent, very decent even, but made to look a little clumsy alongside the Bergstrom. ***
Pop and poured, consumed over 3 hours. Nose: Medium expressiveness. Meyer lemon, butterscotch, and wet stone. Palate: Medium-full bodied, creamy mouth-feel, sweet citrus attack - pear, pineapple, and green apple, mid-palate acidic lift creates great balance with the sweet up-front citrus - it's very apparent this fruit has been given the "beautiful" treatment Maggie aspires to give - nearly perfectly balanced from front to back - the palate experience is as good as any I've encountered. Finish: Medium length dominated by perfectly balanced citrus and earthy minerals.
Deep flax color. Almost Carmel-like Cream Lemon Curd on the nose. Some subtle spice mid palate with a slightly buttery finish. Fat mouth feel. Definitely some oak here which I am not a big fan of but this wine is interesting for sure so I would like to try more and see how it develops.
Not a single rough edge on this wine. Simply delightful! The oak is ever so light and is there to simply give the wine a kiss of smoothness the contributes to the seamless texture and flavor of the wine. Likely the best white wine I have ever had!
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