This is a robust white, exhibiting an exotic nose of spicy nutmeg and lemongrass. Fully oaked, it presents ripeness and concentration, a sign of its youthful vigor and the density of the vintage. Lemony acidity provides freshness against the bolder landscape of ripe apple and melon.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.