Originally tasted this wine at a TR in Carmel in 2009. Bought it because we usually buy something whenever we taste but were not too impressed. Squirreled it away and opened it just now in 2012. It has definitely improved with the aging and is not showing signs of decline. Initially had a mineral nose but later opened up to reflect more balanced notes of acacia and lemon. Tasting revealed a nice feel on the palate with faint vanilla notes in the background and new oak but not the overly oaked taste of some California wines. Reminded me just a little of a Burgundy Chardonnay. Very nice and above average effort for Carmel Valley. Enjoyed it.
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