2019 The SERPENTS - A dry Sémillon from The Bavarian Lion, a 25-year-old vineyard in Knights Valley. Hand-harvested grapes fermented with indigenous yeast, adding notable complexity. Aged 18 months in Tuscan terra-cotta amphora and neutral French oak barrels. Richness and brightness in perfect balance. Hand-dipped in beeswax. 241 cases produced.
NOSE: Pineapple, wet rock, honey, acacia flower, apple pie, white peach, ripe pear, orange blossom, lemon cake, passion fruit, sea breeze.
PALATE: Very broad attack with multilayered fruit flavors, pecorino, pear, peach - less acidic than past vintages, but makes up for it with density. Creamy in the mid palate that remains into the finish. Finishes with honey, pear and peach with wonderful length.