The nose exhibits freshly opened cherry blossoms in spring, light and delicately lifted by oak-imparted vanilla aromas. Bright acidity highlights the entry, followed by soft tannins in the mid-palate and a long, smooth finish.
The bouquet is full of enticing aromas of ripe green papaya, lime, freesia blossom and kiwi, while the palate exhibits a lively, bright mouthfeel with subtle flint and brackish notes and a lengthy finish.
Intense and opulent notes of red cherry and spiced red plum mingle with hints of Mission fig and rose petal, showcasing the distinctive Chamisal spice. The pallet is rich and luscious with suggestions of cherry pie, strawberry preserves, and hints of anise, backed by fine and focused tannins that bring balance and length to the finish.
This full-bodied wine exhibits classic varietal characteristics
with aromas of toasted oak and crème brûlée. The entry
is fruit driven with hints of lemon cream, Fuji apple, ripe
pineapple and baked pear, leading to a rich and creamy
mid-palate. Finishing clean with lingering acidity and broad
texture, the wine is a beautiful example of Monterey County
Wine Enthusiast Best of Year Buying Guide, December 2017
This complex wine exhibits classic varietal characteristics with aromas of ripe pineapple, fresh Gala apples, pear and candied lemon. The palate has a weight that belies its unoaked status with a rich entry of fresh citrus fruit that leads into secondary aromas of fig and mineral. Finishing clean and crisp with lingering acidity, the wine is fresh and vivacious with a dense mid-palate.