Durell has built a rock solid reputation for decades as one of California’s premier vineyards, especially the famed “Sand Hill” part, looking down on the Sonoma Valley, from where this wine comes. Burgundian style winemaking brings out the best from these grapes, with native yeast barrel fermentations and minimal handling. Bottled unfined and unfiltered this wine is an honest and true expression of the vineyard. The nose explodes from the glass with huge amounts of rich fruit, sweet butter, sea spray and lemon blossoms. The palate is very rich and seamless but with excellent natural acidity to provide lift and definition. The finish is rich, long and tails off to more white flowers.