• ScottGoodwin Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 17, 2010 - Powedered wet cement on the nose. Almost no fruit at first. Palate has rich tropical fruit with balancing acidity. Minerally. Shortish finish. Lemon zest. Day 3 - all weirdness on the nose blew off. Sulphury with honey. Still lots of honeyed tropical fruit and apples on the palate. Acidity keeps it in balance. Great pairing with pesto.

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  • ScottGoodwin wrote: 90 points

    September 15, 2009 - Mandarin orange and pink grapefruit. Some vanilla/oak. Tropical fruits. Very balanced in the mouth. I love the tart acidity.

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  • thewineoceros wrote: 90 points

    August 7, 2009 - Champagne in colour this wine expresses itself with its individuality. Tropical fruit nose, with banana and grapefruit- all quite ripe. All this is compounded in the palate with a wonderful zeal and freshness. A good medium/long finish and decent midpalate. This makes a good food partner and is worth looking into.

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  • poptart_nyc wrote: 90 points

    May 2, 2009 - better than their marsanne. dave cooked truffled rice with this-yum! and greeted me and the aunts with a glass at the begining of the kebab cookout. i liked the balance and the chard shows well, giving a base to the high toned viognier.

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  • piitaabi wrote: 86 points

    April 19, 2009 - Dosen't seem to be performing as well as about a year ago. This wine seems to have a better balance when the "freshness" is still there.

    Still a good wine, but I do plan on consuming my last 2 bottles sooner rather than later. I belive it's starting to become discombobulated as it ages.

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  • smguth3 wrote:

    December 26, 2008 - Holy grapefruit Batman!!!
    More like a sauv blanc-
    B

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  • wino_tim wrote: 86 points

    September 11, 2008 - A touch light, and honestly, a bit odd, but still appealing for its mixture of peach pit and green apple flavors. Medium bodied.

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  • *Vine* wrote: flawed

    August 20, 2008 - Corked.

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  • jsherdc wrote: 88 points

    August 13, 2008 - Too hot. Decent flavor. The 2005 was much better.

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  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    August 6, 2008 - A little bit cleaner than I would have expected from Qupe. Although the oiliness of Viognier is showing through. Toni thinks its changed allot since first open -- it has gotten rounder and more waxy. Hazelnut notes and viognier notes are weird together.

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