2016 Chrysos XLB
2016 Chrysos XLB
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At first, you are drawn to her citrine color, a hue reminiscent of the eyes of the lion-headed goddess depicted on a wall in the Valley of the Kings. As you continue admiring her color, you begin to discover her scent: fruity, rich, and spicy, very cat like of her. But then there is that mouth-watering smell of baked pear in brown butter, glazed with a mixture of kumquat & pineapple juice. The spice is harder to pin down, but you think Green Cardamom perhaps, & even a whiff of earthy, seductive Musk…oh my. After several more swirls of the glass you proceed to taste. At the front of your tongue, the citrus notes, Blood Orange, Meyer Lemon & honey laced with Egyptian vanilla powder demand your attention. Then, spreading across your palate, pineapple, baked atop bread pudding. But wait! Now the finish comes at you in a rush, and it’s clearly pineapple upside down cake, sans the cherries, but with toasted walnuts and a light dusting of finely ground guajillo chile sprinkled atop the cake. The chili is just enough & it lingers, & lingers……Oh, but now you’re done for, she has you, & in a cat’s eye, the seduction is complete. As you continue to sip, you find yourself humming & then singing to yourself, “She is stardust, she is golden and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the Goddess”

notes by mary fox, proprietor

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Viognier/Roussanne
Appellation
Paso Robles
Vineyard Designation
67% Viognier (Alta Colina Vineyard) + 33% Roussanne (Kirk-Landry Vineyard)
Harvest Date
09/06/2020
Sugar
25.5 brix
Acid
0.85 g/100ml
pH
3.61
Aging
32 months in neutral oak
Bottling Date
04/27/2020
Residual Sugar
0.43%
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Profile
Food Pairing Notes
"back to your roots" watermelon radish with purple carrot puree, caramelized onion, shoe string potatoes