Yet another terrific vintage. Pure, focused and mouthwatering. Citrus blossom, lime leaf, white peach intermingle with mineral that fills the palate. Carries on to a long refreshing finish.
Thai or Chinese food, five spice pork or duck, fresh seafood
(from Evergreen Vineyard): Pale, bright yellow. Peachy fruit salad, dusty brown spices and a hint of caraway seed on the nose. A moderately sweet fruit bomb on the palate, with generous stone fruit and spice flavors and enough Riesling acidity to maintain energy and shape. Finishes dusty, firm and fairly dry, with good lift and persistence. Not a complex wine but altogether too easy to gulp down. After the 2016 harvest, Charles Smith sold this hugely successful brand (as well as the Charles Smith Wines brand name) to Constellation Brands. But Smith continues to be in charge of making Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Boom Boom! Syrah, Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon, Eve Chardonnay and The Velvet Devil Merlot. - Stephen Tanzer 87 Points
The aromas are a bit light for the variety, with notes of flower, herb and lime. The palate is off dry and lightly spritzy, with stone-fruit flavors. The concentration seems somewhat lacking. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 87 Points