Extraordinary elegant (2009)
"Jim Clendenen's extraordinary elegant Isabelle blend, named in honour of his daughter and made using specially selected grapes and barrels, bursts with the sort of very fine, bold, tangy, smoky, strawberry fruit that Cote d'Or producers would be proud of. 2009 was a great California vintage for white and red wines owing to a near-perfect season, so Isabelle has a long life ahead of her. Enjoy this now or over the next decade and beyond. (Jane MacQuitty, The Times, 8th Sept 2012)"