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Les Lecons des Maitres Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon

9.034 ratings
9.020 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
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Shay A
9.3

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee. Incredible hosting by Joe. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine, all tasted blind.

Bonus wines. I’ve heard of this and was happy to try. Bibiana from Wayfarer and Jeff Pisoni joint project. Bigger style SB, definitely done in the Bordeaux style. Good amount of semillon to round the edges out. High acidity. Lemon and lime tart, lychee, limestone and saline notes. Oak isn’t as powerful as Aesthete or other notable bigger style Cali SBs, but it’s certainly as flavor packed. Wish I could enjoy one of these stand alone to see how it evolves.

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee. Incredible hosting by Joe. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine, all tasted blind.

Bonus wines. I’ve heard of this and was happy to try. Bibiana from Wayfarer and Jeff Pisoni joint project. Bigger style SB, definitely done in the Bordeaux style. Good amount of semillon to round the edges out. High acidity. Lemon and lime tart, lychee, limestone and saline notes. Oak isn’t as powerful as Aesthete or other notable bigger style Cali SBs, but it’s certainly as flavor packed. Wish I could enjoy one of these stand alone to see how it evolves.

Mar 13th, 2019
Sean Nelson

So much depth to this. A serious, utterly captivating wine.

So much depth to this. A serious, utterly captivating wine.

Aug 14th, 2016
Brian Casey

Awesome, beautiful, for the true French wine lover, great acid, buy if youcan....

Awesome, beautiful, for the true French wine lover, great acid, buy if youcan....

Mar 16th, 2016
Lee Lightfoot

Can't wait to try this in 8-10 years. 100% new oak Ritchie vineyard. True Cali bdx-blanc.

Can't wait to try this in 8-10 years. 100% new oak Ritchie vineyard. True Cali bdx-blanc.

Feb 13th, 2016
Big Bob Dillon aka G-Somm

Not impressed

Not impressed

Jan 22nd, 2016
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.3

A shadow of its 2012 self. Hoping it will reveal more in due time.

A shadow of its 2012 self. Hoping it will reveal more in due time.

Dec 3rd, 2014
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.4

Sauvignon Blanc so serious I'm going to out my other bottles away for a few years. Much too young now.

Sauvignon Blanc so serious I'm going to out my other bottles away for a few years. Much too young now.

Sep 1st, 2014
Erin Sullivan Di Costanzo

75 Sauvignon Blanc & 25 Semillon from Bibiana Gonzalez and Jeff Pisoni. Consider this note shared!

75 Sauvignon Blanc & 25 Semillon from Bibiana Gonzalez and Jeff Pisoni. Consider this note shared!

Apr 17th, 2014
John Wight

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

8.5

Fun interpretation of Bordeaux white blend

Fun interpretation of Bordeaux white blend

Sep 11th, 2013
Michael Housewright

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

A friend makes this. I will only say, she is one of CA's best winemakers. Brilliant

A friend makes this. I will only say, she is one of CA's best winemakers. Brilliant

Mar 27th, 2016