Roses and toasted almonds come to mind on first whiff. Later those of orange marmalade, wild fennel and jasmine tea appear. A perfect food wine.
Our 2010 “Villa Vista” pumps out an amazing volume of exotic red fruits and flowers (red currants and passion flower).
Exhibits a fascinating mix of aromas and flavors with a beautiful tension between fresh and cooked fruits, floral notes and meatiness, and bright, weighty acidity.
Lemony without being citrusy, e.g. it smells more of lemon verbena or citronella than lemon rind. The Francois Frere French oak gives it a kiss of toast and a long creaminess that isn’t heavy.
Tremendous fruit flavors and textural depth. The list of aroma descriptors and flavors is long and includes white strawberries, clover, spearmint, beeswax, green hay, and apricot nectar.
Dark, crisp fruit is enveloped in a smoky sweet blanket that is hard to forget. Evokes sitting around the embers of a dying fire on a cold fall night.