Tasting Note                         

92    2011  Odonata  River Skimmer (Santa Clara County)   7/29/12 ($20)

  45% Rousanne, 27.5% Marsanne, 27.5% GrenacheBlanc  14.5% alc
Color: Deep yellow to golden. (3.0) Bouquet: Spring flowers and white grape juice with beeswax and tangy mineral with anise. (3.0) Body: Light heavyweight with excellent fruit and acidity. Silky mouthfeel with elegance for its size. (3.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet with elegance and intensity. Also shows some nectarine fruit. (3.0) Finish: Tangy fruit and minerals go on and on with interesting bitter anise. (3.5)
Overall: Tangy and intense with a saline mineral infusion combined with spring flowers, white grapes and nectarine fruit. Also shows elegant ginger and anise nuances. This is a full-bodied white Rhone blend that is excellent now with food and could improve in the next 5 years. (16.0)

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