On the nose, our classic Le Rêve captivates with lovely notes of ginger, poached pear, toasted almonds, and pie crust. The palate opens up with white peach, apple blossom, brioche, and notes of a fresh baked lemon meringue pie. This wine displays depth and purity that leads to a long, elegant finish. As with many great wines, our 2016 Le Rêve has been crafted to be long-lived and will continue to evolve for decades in the cellar. Delicious now, but there will be additional flavor benefits for those who can wait.
The 2016 harvest was a high-quality vintage marked by mild, consistent weather through the growing season and lower than average temperatures in the crucial months of June and July. This allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and consistently, providing optimum flavor development.
Food Pairing Notes
Savor this vintage of Le Rêve on its own for the most memorable occasions. Our winemaker Zak Miller suggests pairing it with lobster, baked brie cheese with a toasted baguette, roasted chicken, or lemon-parmesan angel hair pasta with shrimp.