2010 Peter Michael "Coeur À Coeur" Knights Valley Semillon/Saugivnon Blanc
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(a 50/50 blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc, raised in 50% new oak): Light gold. Pungent aromas of peach skin, melon, floral honey and smoky lees. Fleshy and round but surprisingly energetic, offering vibrant lemon and pit fruit flavors complicated by dusty minerals and a hint of white pepper. An impressively pure blend, finishing with excellent clarity and silkiness and strong mineral thrust.
Winemaker's Notes: The bouquet is seductive and complex, displaying mineral, bees-wax, hazelnut, lemon, hawthorn, peony, dry apricot, melon and white currant. The mouth is round, tactile and seamless, balanced by ample gras, with a background of brioche and mineral notes. The intense aroma of honey is combined with hints of dry apricot, white currant, white peach, candied fruits, pineapple, quince paste and marshmallow. The finish, focused on honey, apricot and mineral, is extremely long.