A half-dozen of 2016 Cloth Label White. That’s several special occasions sorted.
Tasting note: a leaner, fresher vintage than usual (from a hot, dry year), the 2016 starts very delicately on the nose: lychee, mandarin peel, and fresh-picked white nectarines. The palate has a crunchy, clean brightness, balanced neatly by some hints of the vineyard’s textbook burnt-butter character and a suggestion of jasmine. The acidity is linear, lingering, and—coupled with the richness of the palate and extra tannin given by some time on skins—will allow the wine to mature for a long, long time.