Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants, Berkeley CA.
Lemon yellow. Born in poverty, raised in steel, where the shallow and chalky subsoil imparts a deep mineral streak. Mandarin flavors with admirable density; oyster-shell grip underneath. Fleur de sel and shrimp-shell reduction at the end, granular and savory. Like the best ’09s, the acidity is ripe and round and not prissy. Now.