Extraordinarily deep, resonant, juicy. Minty dark chocolate, orange marmalade, raspberry, hints of wisteria-like flowers and myrrh in aroma and cup. Vibrant, low-toned acidity; syrupy but buoyant mouthfeel. Long, echoing, flavor-saturated finish.
By Kenneth Davids with Jason Sarley
July 8th, 2015
Gently pungent, quietly intricate. Complex floral notes (lavender, rose), bittersweet fruit (orange marmalade), roasted cacao nib, fragrant sandalwood in aroma and cup. Brisk, vibrant acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. Flowers and cacoa nib carry into a richly drying finish.
Rich, round, deep. Baker’s chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, pungent grapefruit, hints of narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk but juicy acidity; delicately lively, satiny mouthfeel. The baker’s chocolate note animates a dry finish.
Sweet, balanced. Delicate, layered complexity. Cantaloupe, brown sugar, hints of chocolate, cinnamon and freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; plush mouthfeel. Gentle but surprisingly juicy, floral-toned finish.
Price: $16.00/12 ounces
Crisp, delicate, sweet. Intense but elusive scent of violet, hints of raisin, almond, caramel and fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Round, gently rich acidity; lightly syrupy, plush mouthfeel. Fir and caramel in particular carry into a quietly resonant finish.
Gently bright, delicately sweet. Baker’s chocolate, sweet lemon, plum, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Soft, quietly lively acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a balanced, sweet-toned finish.
Crisply floral, delicately lively. Complex flowers – lavender, lilac – roasted cacoa nib, tangerine, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Flowers in particular carry into a gentle, resonant finish.
Unusual profile: deep, chewy, pungent. Raisin, dark chocolate, cooked fruit, pungent fresh-cut fir, heavy, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Round, resonant, backgrounded acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a bittersweet short finish that rounds toward sweet in the long.