Pretty aromas of pear, apple and hazelnut are caressed by lemon highlights. In the mouth the creamy introduction morphs into a pure spring-water seam that sits on top of a granular foundation. A kiss of shy oak appears on the medium length finish that shows bitter herbal notes and a snap of electric minerality.
Very dry and crisp, it is textural complexity that makes this wine appealing. The kinetic, granular texture emerges slowly making the wine seem strident like a string drawn too tightly, suggesting pent up potency despite the ingratiating smile.
Sun kissed but not too ripe, a bit of oak but restrained, this wine is neither underdressed nor overdone. A good effort.
Pacific Crest Wine Co. is a division of Wine Trees and AWDirect, a wine conglomerate with a global reach specializing in developing innovative brands.
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Price: $17 (Purchase here)
Review based on industry sample