Rounder and fuller than the focused and lively Scherrer Vineyard bottling, this generous wine is pretty typical of past bottlings, albeit in a riper vintage. As with other Helfer bottlings, this wine has hardly had time in bottle to show its stuff. Usually, two to three more years allow its full expression. Recently, I have been leaving a bottle in the refrigerator for a day after opening to allow this to open up and reveal its gentle starfruit and minerality. As broad-shouldered as this is, there is a pleasant, sneaky brightness that reveals itself on the finish.