Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Rated 90 points by Stephen Tanzer`s International Wine Cellar: "Pale yellow.? Pungent, spice-tinged bouquet evokes lemon curd, anise, lime zest and quince, with a hint of smokiness in the background.? I`d have guessed that some oak was in play here, and I`d have been wrong.? Fresh and nervy on the palate, offering vivid citrus fruit and pear flavors that put on weight with air.? A refreshingly bitter note of quinine adds bite to the emphatically dry finish, which clings with good spicy tenacity."