90 Points - Connoisseurs Guide to California Wines
Not to be left behind, this partner in luxury to the wine above stays true to its Chasseur heritage with a lightly hazy appearance and pulpy pear and apple aromas that favor a juicy, open style. With its early richness and its near supple mouthfeel, it too will invite earlier rather than later drinking and if seemingly a touch firmer in construction, it is nonetheless a wine that does not need much patience before being brought to the table. Indeed, it can be served without a wait if one wants.
Right off this forthcoming wine offers waves of white peach, Bosc pear and Meyer lemon aromas. Also in this harmonious mix are baked apple, chestnut honey, bees wax, present in the background.
Yield: 1.76 tons/acre
West Sonoma County
Right off this forthcoming wine offers waves of white peach, Bosc pear and Meyer lemon aromas. Also in this harmonious mix are baked apple, chestnut honey, bees wax, present in the background. It is truly fruit-rich in the mouth, where the texture is almost sinewy and the flavors are a luxuriant mix of apple, honey, pear skin, roasted grain, citron and a smack of citrus at the end. It is at the finish that the wine reveals its relative youth, as fresh apple and citrus flavors stay dominant as in the mouth.
Release Date: May 1st 2017 150 cases produced
This historically low yielding vintage created wines of unparalleled weight. The fourth in a series of drought years in the west affected vine vigor and small crop levels never before seen. Warm dry weather was ideal for growing wine which brought in fruit with small bunches and shot berries. An early harvest usually means little fruit hang time which can beg the question of lack of flavor but the wines from this vintage are as flavorful as they are dense.