Ineteresting from the get go, there are things about this wine that scream typical and unorthodox. Typical Riesling shimmer in the glass, but with a slightly more golden color than most. The nose is full of pears, stones, grapefruit and green apple with a faint whiff of petrol. Am I in the Nahe? But on the palate we travel back to CA with more of the pears and green apples, but also almond oil, cream, cinnamon and a little smoke. Plush, viscous and rich, but with just enough acidity on the finish. Like a lime creme brulee, if there are such things. Could have been a little lighter on its feet, but overall very nice.