The glass is immediately filled with aromas of barley straw and vanilla, slowly complimented by lemon curd, lime zest and a peculiar hint of mint. The wine enters with a medium body stretched over a frame of brisk acidity. The mid-palate is a clean steely core of citrus-like acidity with delicate, if not fragile, flavors of yellow apple and not quite ripe honeydew melon. These clear fruits are lightly, and pleasantly, sullied by hints of spicy oak, caramel, bread crust and lees. The wines dimensions favor length over width; the finish is fresh, clean and gently persistent.