Wine experts say this White wine shows a surplus of oak, at least for now, although it may soften with age. It features ripe apricot and pear notes, with plenty of vanilla and spice. It did not undergo malolactic fermentation, so there`s plenty of acidity. This is a lovely, sparkling wine, floral in aroma and succulent in flavor. Succulent, fruity and lush, it has silky layers of green melon, citrus, vanilla and ginger, with a brisk acidic edge. This Merlot has earthy, rooty cherry and dried herb aromas, rich, mouthfilling texture and a sweetcake-like flavor, the texture is soft and generous. This full-bodied, blend of grapes from a new Hughes vineyard has oaky, toasty aromas and a thick, rich texture. In between oaky are some fine tannins and hints of spicy chocolate and cocoa.