It was nice to try this blind, having tried it a couple of weeks ago. There was some bottle variation for whatever reason. This one had a deeper gold hue to it. The nose was more mineral driven and less fruit with a crushed sea shell quality to it. On the palate, this is dry with good acidity. A bit of orange pith which wa quite nice. In general it seemed a bit more advanced, but then with some air as it sat in the glass, it seemed to get a second life. Some honey came out on the palate. It got a bit more energy but that great minerality was still there. This bottle had apparently been sitting on a store shelf for a while so perhaps that is the reason. I am not sure this was quite as good as a more pristine bottle. Still, for around $30 retail, this is a fantastic white wine that still has plenty of life left.
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