Grapes: 90% Pedro Ximenez, 10% Others
Produced from old vines, planted on steep terraced vineyards. The hand harvested fruit is fermented in new French oak barrels. Following the initial robust stage of fermentation, the wine is racked with fine lees only and aged for 3 months in the new barrels with batonnage.
The Wine Enthusiast
This small-lot, dry Pedro Ximénez is maderized and oxidized, but also interesting. The nose is waxy and resiny, with dusty peach and apricot aromas. In the mouth, it’s complex and mature, however the flavors are bitter and subdued, with corn and wheaty notes. A bready, honeyed finish brings things around. Just 90 cases made. Issue 2606, July 2013
Wine Spectator Online
This thick white delivers almond, licorice and jasmine flavors in a thick texture, not fruity at all, but fresh and focused. Muscular yet polished. Drink now through 2015. Issue - Web Only 2012
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light, bright gold. High-pitched aromas of lemon zest, jasmine and ginger. Sappy, floral-accented citrus and bitter pear skin flavors show very good depth and a refreshingly tangy quality on the back half. The long finish is dry, clean and precise with a floral nuance. Issue 164, Sept/Oct 2012