This is my first time trying this producer.  It is a blend of 72% Roussanne, 24% Chardonnay, and 4% Viognier.  Opened and allowed to breathe for an hour prior to consuming.  Delicious.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose shows some toasty oak, roasted almonds, Lemon flan, and slight wax/vanilla.  Yet, for all those oak notes on the nose, it takes a back seat on the palate which has lemons, waxy lemons, and slight ginger notes.  It is a big wine, but not a fruit bomb, more of a presence.  Enough acidity to carry the fruit.  Long finish.  This is delicious on its own, but also worked quite well with Southwestern Salad with Creamy (Vegan) Chile Dressing and did not over power the food.  I suspect it will evolve over time and drink well for a few years, then shut down and finally re-emerge for another five to seven years.  It is very much a wine of California, but there is a bit of a Rhone quality to it.  

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
97
Vintage: 
2018

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