Wine experts say this White wine is too soft and past its prime. The tannins areof course, but the wine shows how quickly the winemakers could achieve true Napa elegance. The fruit is of a style only beginning to show mature flavors, suggesting ripe strawberries, and thatthis wine showed moderate Napa intensity at the same time. At 22% alcohol, it`s as seductive as ever. A very soft, fruit-driven wine, which shows the ripe structure of the vintage. The fruit is of a taut, tense character, very typical of the year. The acidity is prominent, but is welcome and very refreshing. Dark cherry, black tea, white pepper and clove show on the nose of this quaffable bottling from the Central Coast`s longtime Alsatian family. The sip begins then, with dark mulberry fruit, then segues into darker, hatter Ponzi Ridge, complex and chewy on the palate.