Clear, bright, soft golden color. Medium intensity aromatics of pear, apricot, crème brûlée, and stone. Dry on the palate, with medium acidity, medium alcohol, and flavors of pear, apple, citrus, lemon water. A little alcohol is noticeable as the wine warms up. Medium finish. Pair with a salad dressed in a fruit-based vinaigrette. Recommended.
A Napa biggie, a cousin of the pricier Quintessa. Nose of blackberry, eucalyptus, and earth. Rich feel on palate seemingly coming from myriad directions: dark currants, cocoa/chocolate, even some hints of pumpkin pie spice blend. The fruit, however, is a tad out of whack to the tannins and the wine is a bit “hot” (14.5% alc.) making it seem a bit unbalanced. A sinewy, semi-long finish that is slightly sweet. Nevertheless, a quite good wine, and a bargain when compared to many of its pricey Napa neighbors. Try with grilled hanger steak. Highly recommended.
Clean nose with medium intensity aromatics of peach, orange, sweet floral, and cream.