L'Ecole 41 Luminesce Seven Hills Vineyard 2007
Bordeaux White Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Luminesce captures the refreshing and illuminating aspect of this classic Bordeaux blend. This
Estate wine is anchored with Semillon at its core, providing lush tones of melon, pear and honeysuckle. The introduction of Sauvignon Blanc broadens the flavor and texture, elevating
the crisp, floral and mineral side of the wine. Like our red Bordeaux blend Perigee, Luminesce
exemplifies the distinct, signature characteristics of our Estate Seven Hills Vineyard.
70% Semillon - 30% Sauvignon Blanc
"70% Sémillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyard’s new planting of Sauvignon Blanc definitely adds a racy, sculpted aspect to the plumper, more floral Sémillon. The blend works synergistically, so flavors express both the melon and pear foundation of the Sémillon, and the more herbal precision of the Sauvignon Blanc."
"Aromas of lemon drop, chlorophyll and toast, lifted by floral, minty and resiny nuances. Sweeter and more viscous than the L'Ecole semillon bottlings, but Marty Clubb assured me that the residual sugar here is less than two grams per liter. With its complex flavors of pineapple, gooseberry, spices, vanilla, spearmint and flowers, this reminded me of a somewhat more alcoholic version of Domaine de Chevalier blanc."
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L'Ecole No 41, a family owned vineyard, has been producing premium handcrafted varietal wines since 1983 in the historic Frenchtown School in Lowden, Washington. Having been founded by Jean and Baker Ferguson, the winery is now owned and operated by their daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Martin Clubb. Martin has been the general manager and winemaker since 1989.
In 1984, shortly...
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Learn About Walla Walla Valley
So nice, they say it twice...
Sharing part of the valley with Oregon, Walla Walla is on the southeast side of the Columbia Valley. It is primarily red grape land, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading in the vineyards, followed by Merlot and the ever-growing and very popular, Syrah.
In the 1990's, as Washington State was gaining more acclaim for its red wines, Walla Walla was...
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Learn About Bordeaux White Blends
Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.