90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Vidiano Dafnios is unoaked and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Vidiano on Crete is definitely becoming "a thing" at this point. The train's already left the station. There's no rush, though. I've saved room for you on board. This fine bargain is precise and crisp, with a fruity edge that always turns dry. It's not even a little bit fat or sweet. It's very elegant. Fresh, lifted, precise and lovely, this is pretty hard to resist now, but I won't be surprised if it improves for a couple of years and lasts well for several years after that. Let's be conservative at the moment, but it should hold nicely. It still drinks well now."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Winery: Protected Geographical Indication "CRETE". “Dáfnios”, from the name of our village, Dafnes. An excellent wine made with 100% Vidiano grape; a very old Cretan grape variety which has been ignored for many years, but due to the arduous and persistent efforts of some inspired winemakers of Crete has come back to the foreground and has given high quality wines in recent years. White "Dafnios" is produced with no barrel usage. In the area of Dafnes, near Heraklion (Crete), at 350 metres above sea level. Classic white vinification with fermentation in stainless steel tanks, at a temperature of 18°C. There is no barrel usage in either fermentation or maturation. It can be aged up to 5 years. It develops a surprisingly different character over time. Tasting Notes: Fresh fruity aromas morph into toasty nuts, honey, caramel. Pale golden colour. Medium intensity aromas of yellow and citrus fruits, which are combined with a little more intense aromas of chamomile, jasmine and spices. Full and rich flavour presenting the tasting characteristics of apricot and flowers. Very pleasant, balanced acidity and fine finish. Food Pairing: Should be served at a temperature of 9-10°C; it would be a fine accompaniment to some fish, like sole "meunière", John Dory, grilled mackerel and weakfish. It would also accompany pork with celery, the traditional Cretan pork with leeks, lamb "fricassée" with lettuce. It would also make an ideal companion to chicpeas soup with lemon sauce or salad of boiled chickpeas with herbs.