The perfect 2012 vintage offers power, precision and elegance. There’s a bountiful bouquet of strawberries, quince, apple blossom, brioche, sea spray, matchsticks and lemon sherbet. On the palate, the addition of barrel-matured Pinot Noir offers balance and creates tension—it’s taut and composed. There’s a creamy mousse and chalky tannins. All are brought into extreme focus with the laser-like precision of natural acidity, suggesting pairing with food and long-term cellaring.