L'Ecole No. 41

Columbia Valley Sémillon

8.98 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Sémillon
Blue Cheese, Fruit Desserts
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Good expression of varietal character: hay, peach, dried stone and orchard fruit. 86/14 blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. I don’t understand some of the harsh reviews here on this wine and producer. If it doesn’t taste like Chardonnay, buy a Chardonnay instead. There are not many single varietal producers stateside of Semillon, let alone majority Semillon blends in US or elsewhere around the world. This combination makes great dessert wines in Sauternes, so a little love for the table wine version, please; greatness is possible. Try Semillon wines like this with an open mind and give them a chance.

Good expression of varietal character: hay, peach, dried stone and orchard fruit. 86/14 blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. I don’t understand some of the harsh reviews here on this wine and producer. If it doesn’t taste like Chardonnay, buy a Chardonnay instead. There are not many single varietal producers stateside of Semillon, let alone majority Semillon blends in US or elsewhere around the world. This combination makes great dessert wines in Sauternes, so a little love for the table wine version, please; greatness is possible. Try Semillon wines like this with an open mind and give them a chance.

Nov 10th, 2020
David Shaw

A benchmark version for this varietal, and haven’t had it for awhile... A slightly golden yellow, excellent clarity. Floral, grass, perfume, ripe peach notes in nose. Peach and lemon flavors, slight skin astringency on finish, rounded mouthfeel, good acidity with dried apricot in aftertaste. Really good value

A benchmark version for this varietal, and haven’t had it for awhile... A slightly golden yellow, excellent clarity. Floral, grass, perfume, ripe peach notes in nose. Peach and lemon flavors, slight skin astringency on finish, rounded mouthfeel, good acidity with dried apricot in aftertaste. Really good value

Feb 4th, 2020
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

8.9

Very original #columbiavalley #washingtonstate wine. 85% #semillon and 15% #sauvingnonblanc medium lemon color, dry, rich texture, medium (+) aromas and flavors of lemon tart, ripe golden apples, hay and honey. High alcohol 14.5 but well integrated. Medium finish. Aging well for a 2016.

Very original #columbiavalley #washingtonstate wine. 85% #semillon and 15% #sauvingnonblanc medium lemon color, dry, rich texture, medium (+) aromas and flavors of lemon tart, ripe golden apples, hay and honey. High alcohol 14.5 but well integrated. Medium finish. Aging well for a 2016.

Oct 9th, 2019
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
Tasia

Tasia had this 2 years ago

Tasia had this 2 years ago

Sep 17th, 2020
Guido Schlenkenbrock

Guido had this 3 years ago

Guido had this 3 years ago

Aug 4th, 2019
Kyle Lockhart

Kyle had this 4 years ago

Kyle had this 4 years ago

May 9th, 2018