This 2012 release possesses a brilliant pale straw color with a hint of green. Its green under tone demonstrates the freshness of this wine as it was handled extremely carefully to avoid exposure to oxygen from harvest to bottle. The wine is bursting with ultra-ripe ruby red grapefruit, passion fruit, lychee, white peach, and banana aromas. The palate is bright and focused, suggesting citrus compote laced with white pepper spice. The mouth-watering finish is crisp and long, its peachy citrus notes echoing through to the next sip. A stellar expression of this monumental vintage: very pure, bright, and refreshing. We selected fruit primarily from a melange of cooler climate vineyards in the valley to ensure complexity of fruit and a vibrant lift of acidity.