L'Ecole No. 41

Columbia Valley Sémillon

8.8114 ratings
8.912 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Sémillon
Top Notes For
Colby Carlson

Chardonnay drinkers would like this wine. Chardonnay drinkers. You know - idiots.

Chardonnay drinkers would like this wine. Chardonnay drinkers. You know - idiots.

2 people found it helpfulJul 15th, 2014
Brendan Trosper

Delicious initial taste, but the aftertaste is like acetone.

Delicious initial taste, but the aftertaste is like acetone.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2013
David Shaw

Golden yellow in color. Sulfur and apricot notes in nose initially, shifts later to tangerine and vanilla. Tangerine and stone fruit notes in mouth, lemon, tangerine peel and slight stone fruit finish. Fruity overall, with a slightly tart finish, and just a touch of prickly skin astringency. Interesting to age this a bit, but better to drink it young and fresh

Golden yellow in color. Sulfur and apricot notes in nose initially, shifts later to tangerine and vanilla. Tangerine and stone fruit notes in mouth, lemon, tangerine peel and slight stone fruit finish. Fruity overall, with a slightly tart finish, and just a touch of prickly skin astringency. Interesting to age this a bit, but better to drink it young and fresh

May 30th, 2017
Bryant Bickel

Solid... one of Americans best Semillon's..... the weight plus the tropical fruit and acidity it's a great wine for the money catch young, this 2015 is singing

Solid... one of Americans best Semillon's..... the weight plus the tropical fruit and acidity it's a great wine for the money catch young, this 2015 is singing

Jan 25th, 2017
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

1979 the vineyards were planted and there is no oak here so a very fresh style pretty floral notes jasmine and Lon blossom notes of tangerine and fresh apple. A nice richness on the tongue creamy with apricot fruit and lovely freshness through the finish. Excellent

1979 the vineyards were planted and there is no oak here so a very fresh style pretty floral notes jasmine and Lon blossom notes of tangerine and fresh apple. A nice richness on the tongue creamy with apricot fruit and lovely freshness through the finish. Excellent

Aug 12th, 2014
Daniel P. Drake

I am having a wonderfully expressive wine that stands up and has to be noticed. This wine has truly taken me by surprise. For a Semillion made in the US and from Washington is even a better surprise. In the nose we get Apple, Young Nectarine, Green Grass Floral Notes and even gasoline. At first sip I am getting Peach, Apricote, Honeysuckle, with a medium long finish, good viscosity, and a nice acidity. I really like this!

I am having a wonderfully expressive wine that stands up and has to be noticed. This wine has truly taken me by surprise. For a Semillion made in the US and from Washington is even a better surprise. In the nose we get Apple, Young Nectarine, Green Grass Floral Notes and even gasoline. At first sip I am getting Peach, Apricote, Honeysuckle, with a medium long finish, good viscosity, and a nice acidity. I really like this!

May 6th, 2014
Michael Malpiedi

Full bodied style, without oak. Gets boozy as it warms up good fruit. Serve cold.

Full bodied style, without oak. Gets boozy as it warms up good fruit. Serve cold.

Mar 9th, 2018
Michael Wilson

Kinda hot but tasty shout out to @Katie Golding walla walla wine 🍷!!!

Kinda hot but tasty shout out to @Katie Golding walla walla wine 🍷!!!

Mar 2nd, 2018
M. Travis

Nice

Nice

Dec 22nd, 2017
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2015 vintage. Good balance of texture and acidity. Lemon curd, melon rind, chalky white rocks, dried white flowers, dried herbs, just the right touch of beeswax (a flavor that is sometimes overwhelming in the variety). Blended with 16% Sauvignon Blanc.

2015 vintage. Good balance of texture and acidity. Lemon curd, melon rind, chalky white rocks, dried white flowers, dried herbs, just the right touch of beeswax (a flavor that is sometimes overwhelming in the variety). Blended with 16% Sauvignon Blanc.

Jul 17th, 2017