Very good wine in and of itself. The night we drank it, it got spanked by an amazing 2007 Zind Humbrecht Brand Riesling, 2002 Dom Perignon, and the 1999 La Chapelle. Fair amount of residual sugar in this dictates that this be aged for quite some time, as food pairings are somewhat difficult at this stage. Apple, honey, melon and peach orchard flavors. Nice acidity, but maybe a touch too plump for me at this stage.