47% Roussanne, 29% Marsanne, 24% Clairette Blanche $85
The unity of this wine is linked on a tight rope of balance. Soph is pretty, yet serious; giving generously, yet remains focused. A lively tension of brilliant lemon and orange peel, balances a decadent ripeness of juicy white peach, golden apple, honeycomb, and honeysuckle; an act, brilliantly poised in the balance of ripeness and tension. Like the dawn of a Spring morning, it breathes new life and starts a new beginning. This beautiful Rhone expression can be cellared to build complexity over the next ten years; gaining maturity, wisdom and even more personality, like the true inspiration behind the wine itself, our lovely Sophia.
96 points - Wine Advocate