This wine is medium-gold in colour and has a delicate and complex aromatic profile consisting of honey, sage, orange peel, pineapple and apricot along with subtle notes of vanilla and white pepper. These flavours continue on to the palate where they are seamlessly woven into a rich, round, opulent structure that carries the flavours to all corners of your mouth. This is a very interesting white wine that can be enjoyed now, or cellared for up to 7 years to see how the flavours develop over time. This wine will pair well with a wide selection of seafood (fish and shellfish) in addition to chicken and pork dishes with creamy or spicy sauces, and a diverse group of cheeses, both soft and hard.
The 2018 growing season was another challenging campaign. The season got off to a good start and fruit set was excellent, allowing for a larger crop compared to the previous year. Things progressed quite well until about mid-July when, just as in 2017, smoke from Forest fires in the Pacific Northwest blocked out a lot of sunlight and slowed down ripening. The result was intense flavours at lower potential alcohol levels, and healthy natural acidity levels – perfect conditions for an elegant and expressive white wine!