The palate reveals seamlessly integrated and
intriguing layers of flavor; apple, lemon custard, yeasty
bread, almond and honeysuckle. Crisp minerality and citrus
sing through the long finish.

Growing Conditions

The growing season began with warm dry weather in
spring resulting in early bud break. A long summer
of even temperatures had a moderating effect,
lowering yields and developing complexity in the
fruit. A week of heat in late summer resulted in an
early harvest and lush, concentrated wines.


¨ Hand-harvested grapes


Unblended, unfined and unfiltered; Bottled January 2006.


¨ Whole cluster, direct to press, cold
¨ Barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts; 2 months to
¨ Concurrent, spontaneous malolactic fermentation in
barrels; 2 to 3 months to completion


Aged 15 months in Seguin Moreau and Alain Fouquet French
oak barrels; 80% new. Aged sur lies and stirred monthly.


On the nose, this
opalescent, bright straw-yellow beauty excites the senses
with its signature aromas of citrus, orange blossom and