Stolpman Vineyards 2021 L'Avion
Pale gold in color upon release, the toasty new French oak already seamlessly takes a back seat to soft, lush honeysuckle. The softness downplays the richness that builds slowly through the mouth with a sustained coat long after swallowing. The fruit intensity will continue to muster for the next decade but for now, white flower petals whisp over the deep core. Already immensely pleasurable, I can’t wait to drink this wine in a decade once deep, glowing gold and still fresh.
Composition: 93% Roussanne, 7% Chardonnay