Tasting Note                         

93   2010  Carlisle  The Derivative (Sonoma Valley)   2/17/17  ($30)

76% Semillon (Monte Rosso), 24% Muscatelle (Pagani Ranch)   13.8% alc 250 cases
Color: Golden with signs of maturity. (3.0) Bouquet: Creme brulee, poached pear and lemon pie with pretty ginger spice and minerals. (3.0) Body: Light heavyweight with outstanding flavor concentration and balance. Rich, tangy mouthfeel. (3.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet with more lemon tartness. (3.5) Finish: Long, tangy finish. Beeswax and creme brulee flavors linger. (3.5)
Overall: This is serious stuff that has characteristics in common with mature Chardonnay, such as poached pear, creme brulee and old Madeira-like complexity, but it also has its own thing going with the lemon pie and spice. A unique wine that is mature. I don't know how long the fruit will hold, but it's doing just fine right now. (16.5)

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