Wine Spectator 94 points - (roughly 65% pinot noir and 35% chardonnay; L12276 149): Light gold. Zesty, mineral-accented aromas of redcurrant, pear skin and white pepper, plus a suave floral overtone. Smooth, pleasantly bitter red berry skin and chamomile flavors stain the palate, with complementary hints of blood orange and anise gaining strength with air. This powerful yet lithe wine finishes with outstanding cut, length and toasty persistence.
An exotic nose of jasmine, graphite and orange liqueur leads to rich flavors of ripe black cherry, poached pear, grated coconut and toast on the refined palate. Drink now through 2030.-A.N. (Sep 9 2015)