I think we caught this one at just the right time. The fruit is still vibrant and pure, and there is an integration that only comes with a little bottle age. This wine has seen some oak, and that is very much OK. The oak kind of sneaks up on you. Sure we smell it on the nose, but the first hit on the palate is very fresh, and even has a touch of that green garden thing we get from New Zealand, and sometimes French, Sauvignon Blanc.. Very rich golden color. Well past medium bodied. Lots of white pepper spice. Roasted pineapple fruit with lemon, honey dew melon, and a big hit of papaya fruit on the palate. Some snappy brown spice, or is that ginger? Leaves a shale/mineral taste on the roof of the mouth. There is a dried fig taste with some refreshing acid on the finish. As the wine warms up in the glass, there is enough complexity to break that 90 point glass ceiling.
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