This is always a difficult wine especially for those who don't drink a lot of it.  Considered an "orange" wine, this predates the hipster Sommelier's infatuation of this style of wine.  At age 17, it has changed and aged by is still a fascinating wine.  Beware, at any given table, most people with be less than enthralled.  A blend of Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Riesling Italico (Welschriesling).  Amber in color, cloudy but still bright.  The nose has honey, caramel but also some citrus.  There is also a bit of oxidation.  Medium bodied.  Nice acidity.  On the palate, this is dry but has many attributes of a dessert wine.  Crème Brûlée, some nuttiness and Nutella.  Long finish.  This works well with some food, but not salad.  Much better with a soft cheese.  This is past prime but still offering up some really interesting notes.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2005
Current Price: 
$92.00USD

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