Profoundly sweet, fruit-forward, candy-like. Clementine orange, Jolly Rancher, milk chocolate, cane sugar, narcissus in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with juicy, vibrant acidity; viscous, honey-like mouthfeel. The prolonged finish evokes cotton candy laced with milk chocolate.
By Ron Walters, Phyllis Johnson, and Kim Westerman
August 12th, 2020
Deeply sweet, richly tart, harmoniously balanced. Dried mango, dark chocolate, brown sugar, oolong tea, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with citrusy-bright acidity; full, round, syrupy mouthfeel. Lingeringly sweet, tropical fruit-driven finish.
Deeply sweet, rich-toned, bright and lively. Red grape, baking chocolate, marshmallow, macadamia nut, lime zest in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with bright, balanced acidity; full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The cleanly fruit-toned finish is pleasantly complicated by notes of macadamia nut and lime zest.
Berry-driven, delicately sweet, caramel-toned. Strawberry, dark caramel, tangerine zest, white tea, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Crisp, high-toned structure with juicy acidity; silky, vibrant mouthfeel. Round, sweet, fruit-toned finish.
Intensely fruit- and spice-toned. Lychee, hibiscus flowers, cocoa nib, lemon verbena, a hint of cumin in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with gently lively acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The fresh, crisp finish centers around lychee, hibiscus and cocoa nib.
Cleanly fruit-toned, tropical. Passion fruit, pineapple, honey, hazelnut, a hint of fresh yogurt in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning structure with bright acidity; plush, nectar-like mouthfeel. Finish simplifies to notes of crisply sweet pineapple with hazelnut undertones.
Exceptionally high-toned, sweetly tart, chocolaty. Juicy peach, dark chocolate, caramel, pink peppercorn, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with sparkling acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. In the spice-toned finish sweet pink-peppercorn notes transform to something resembling Szechuan peppers, supported by dark chocolate and peach.
Deep-toned, sweetly herbaceous and earthy. Dried stone fruit medley, petrichor, cocoa powder, pipe tobacco, a hint of eucalyptus in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with wine-toned acidity; very full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Gentle spice- and cocoa-toned finish.
Floral-toned, richly aromatic, chocolaty. Elegantly sweet structure with Meyer lemon-like acidity; full, viscous mouthfeel. Apricot, honey, lavender, baking chocolate, a hint of pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. The inviting finish leads with notes of baking chocolate and apricot, with pipe tobacco resurfacing in the long.
Richly chocolaty, sweetly herbaceous. Chocolate fudge, lemon verbena, blackberry, agave syrup, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, citrusy acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of blackberry, chocolate fudge, and cedar.
Low-toned, deep, richly sweet. Dried fig, dark chocolate, pistachio, gardenia, spice box in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle, round acidity; big, creamy mouthfeel. The finish is all about dark chocolate, with hints of fig and gardenia.
Crisp, bright, floral-toned. Pluot, star jasmine, cocoa nib, black tea, lemon zest in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with pert acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The gently drying finish is redolent with pluot and cocoa nib.
Price: $23.00/6 ounces
Deep-toned, richly sweet. Cherry, brown sugar, grapefruit zest, dark chocolate, baking spices in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with round, lively acidity; crisply smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Baking spices and dark chocolate characterize the inviting finish.
Crisply sweet, caramel- and nut-toned. Nougat, walnut, Bosc pear, fresh-cut fir, a hint of cardamom in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with brisk acidity; satiny, delicate mouthfeel. The gently drying finish leads with caramel and pear in the short, resolving to walnut and fir in the long.