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Les Lecons des Maitres Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon

9.34 ratings
9.32 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
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
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
Christopher Merlo

Christopher had this 2 years ago

Christopher had this 2 years ago

May 28th, 2018
Anji Perry

Anji had this 4 years ago

Anji had this 4 years ago

Apr 26th, 2016