Stolpman Vineyards 2020 L'Avion
In terms of richness and pure hedonism, the 2020 L’Avion will go down as a benchmark vintage for just how grandiose the iconic white wine can be. The hot, low-yielding 2008 vintage might be the only year to rival the 2020 L’Avion in the twenty year history of the cuvee’s production. Deep gold color. Insanely aromatic honeysuckle with fresh, fleshy Asian pear and popping golden pineapple. An extreme viscosity, rich and coating, yet carrying a fine-tune balance on the mid-palate. The mouth-filling texture rivals the richest of red wines. Touches of forest and oak take the back seat to the monster, oozing flow of ripeness. Despite the intensity, a mellowing float delivers a laid back pleasure quotient: Close youreyes, enjoy, and just imagine this wine in 20 years!