L'Ecole No. 41

Columbia Valley Sémillon

8.8123 ratings
8.914 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Sémillon
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Bit of fire here which is odd. Fleshy fruit, Green apples.

Bit of fire here which is odd. Fleshy fruit, Green apples.

Oct 7th, 2018
Michael Wangbickler CWE DipWSET

President Drink Local Wine Inc, Educator Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

9.2

Classic dense semillon. Long finish. Super value! #wbc18

Classic dense semillon. Long finish. Super value! #wbc18

Oct 7th, 2018
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
Jaime Sanchez

@ Nolita Resfaurant, TaiCan CN

@ Nolita Resfaurant, TaiCan CN

Apr 21st, 2019
Paul Landry

Bordeaux style blend from Washington. Slightly creamy, jammy flavors with strong oak and cinnamon on the finish. Average to above average red blend.

Bordeaux style blend from Washington. Slightly creamy, jammy flavors with strong oak and cinnamon on the finish. Average to above average red blend.

Mar 18th, 2019