Planted in 2001 by George Vare at the eastern base of Mount Veeder in the Mayacamas Range, with suitcase-cuttings sourced from Friuli’s legendary Josko Gravner. Fermented in stainless steel and aged for 10 months in neutral French oak. Aromas of dried apricots, orchids and pine sap. The palate combines softness with a fine, centred lift. Firm, brambly flavours of anise and tonic appear on the finish. Will come into its own in a few years after it puts on some weight.
93 Pts Vinous