I have had a fair amount of wine from this producer over the years with various results for my tastes. Sometimes, the wines carry too much oak and others they are amazing. No doubt, some of the difference is due to the fruit and some the vintage. And tastes vary. This one straddles the line for me and goes right up to the edge but doesn't cross that line. For those who have issues with obvious oak this might cross that line. Medium golden in color. The nose has vanilla, lemon, fresh cut lumber and spice. On the palate, the vanilla and lumber come thru along with a delightful sour lemon candy note. Good minerality. Lovely full bodied texture. Long finish. This drinks very well on its own and worked with cheeses. It will work with fried chicken or swordfish.