CRUESS FIANO RUSSIAN RIVER '14CRUESS WINERY FIANO RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 2014
NVWE Notes: Seductive and immediately appealing, the aromas of this exciting debut bottling fan-out as an exotic harmony of dried peach, dried pineapple, Persian raisin, pear liqueur, dried orange peel, yellow rose, rosemary, thyme, white pepper and smoke. The wine is impressively rich on the palate, yet vibrantly zesty as well, so the flavors of dried peach, pineapple core, lemon zest, orange blossom and white pepper seem younger and more overtly fruit-dominated than the aromas. Mineral-citric notes give a dry edge to the lingering finish. The resulting package is one built for richly-flavored cuisine. It should only get better over the next year or two. 100 cases made.