The toasted oak on the nose gave me pause here – it somewhat overwhelms the citrus and tropical fruit character beneath. There is a hint of pencil eraser too. But once you take a sip, it’s much less overtly oaky. In fact, it’s pretty fruit-forward with a nice bit of mid-palate weight. Sweet lemon-lime fruit is layered with notes of pineapple, passionfruit, and papaya. There is a kiss of toasty oak, but just a kiss, with terrific, fresh acidity. All for less than $20.
* Review sample provided by the winery