Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2021 Elsa – Cameron Douglas, camdouglasms.com

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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2021 Elsa – Cameron Douglas, camdouglasms.com

Points: 94
Rating: Stars

Aromas of ripe almost sweet goosberry and lemon, there’s a distinctive mineral quality suggesting sand and salt, sea air and clay. A layer of wood spice and lees scents layer in complexity and breadth. On the palate – excellent with a coarse-silk texture then contrasting acidity and a core of citrus then gosseberry and hay and stone fruit and apple. Oak and acidity along with the brief skin-contact time provide the core foundation adding mouthfeel and length. Youthful, salivatine with a light saline note, fresh and lengthy. A wine for enjoyment today or best from 2023 through 2029.

Published May 2022