When I visited the Wine Library in New Jersey last week they had this wine on sale and I sampled it. Delicious and fresh with unique flavors that reminded me somewhat of Conundrum White. It was my first experience with the Fiano grape varietal. I bought a bottle of this 94 point (Decanter rated) wine for only $16, making it a supremely good deal. Unfortunately I must have had a bottle with variation as it was not reminiscent of my first taste.
Light straw color in the glass. Nose of lemon zest and sea salt/iodine. The initial attack is lemon, green apple skin and an interesting acid component that is hitting the gums. This acidity moves swiftly to the mid palate where is sticks. The finish is of a decent length that consists of yet more lemon, acidity and a hint of cardamom. This wine strikes me as a bit one-dimensional but it is refreshing and would pair nicely with raw oysters. 89 points. I think it warrants a re-taste as my initial notes (mental) were totally different and I really enjoyed the wine much more then. Even at 89 points it is a decent QPR and I would give it 3 stars. Salut….