The aromas of this wine are vibrant and complex, offering layers of citrus blossom, pear, honeysuckle, piecrust and crème brûlée, as well as hints of fennel seed, sea spray and wet stone. On the palate, focused acidity adds poise and dimension, underscoring the lovely fruit and plush mouthfeel, all while drawing this wine to a long, lingering finish.
The 2012 growing season offered near-ideal temperatures, and with no unseasonable frosts, we were able to set a full crop. Temperate weather throughout the summer and a lack of heat spikes, meant the fruit ripened slowly, developing rich flavors, while maintaining excellent acidity. Cooler fall weather slowed down ripening and allowed us to pick everything exactly when we wished. As a result, our 2012 whites show beautiful varietal character with a solid citrus base and abundant ripe tropical fruit.