L'Ecole 41 Semillon 2010
Semillon from Columbia 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.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Remarkably brilliant with vibrant fruit and balanced acidity, this wine shows fragrant
citrus blossom and honey aromas, with pretty layers of lemon bar, apricot and keylime
expanding on a balanced finish.
"This reliable producer of ripe, fleshy Sémillon has made a good, crisp version in this difficult vintage. Green apples and tart pears offer a slight hint of honeysuckle, but the juicy acidity is the main component here. Barrel fermentation adds just a touch of toast.
"Bright yellow. Aromas of citrus pith, quinine, fresh herbs, nuts and resin, along with a waxy semillon quality. Creamy and rich but dry, with a mineral firmness. I wanted a bit more fruit and lift. Slightly aggressive finish shows a hint of fruit pit bitterness."
International Wine Cellar
"A gentle style, showing restraint, with pear and wet hay flavors that linger delicately. Drink now. 4,400 cases made. "
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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 Columbia Valley
Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...
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Learn About Semillon
An essential white grape of Bordeaux,
Semillon is a golden-berried goddess, producing some of the longest-lasting
white wines ever made. It's the pride and joy of areas like
and Barsac for its ability to incur botrytis, or noble rot. The grape takes
well to the fungus and in turn produces rich, golden,...
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