(WS=92) Well-knit, integrating a firm backbone of acidity and a fine, lightly creamy texture with flavors of patisserie apple, pastry, blanched almond and meringue. A smoky hint of minerality gains momentum on the finish. Drink now through 2018. (JS=91) A rich and classically complex style with boldly-stated, toasty, reserve wine drive. Grilled nuts, potpourri and dried red berries on the nose. The palate has lemon citrus punch amid a powerful pinot-esque frame. Drink now. (AG=90) (60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir; 7 g/l dosage; LS40D84L1): Light yellow-gold. Ripe pear and nectarine scents are sharpened and lifted by hints of citrus zest and smoky minerals. On the palate, fresh orchard and citrus fruit flavors deepen and spread out with air while picking up a smoky, leesy quality. Finishes supple and long, with repeating pear and lees notes. Forty percent of this blend is reserve wines, by the way.