L'Ecole No 41 Semillon 2018, Columbia Valley, Washington

2018 vintage – 85% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc. Few Semillons show their richness and complexity as those produced in Washington State. The cool harvest nights help to ensure crisp natural acidity, making this a wonderful food pairing wine. Vineyards: Klipsun, Rosebud, Stillwater Creek, Lodmell, Seven Hills. “Over 35 years of meticulous vineyard management and winemaking experience are fundamental to the quality of our wines and reputation for excellence. We are engaged in growing and making 100% of our wines.” The grapes were harvested in the cool early morning hours and promptly delivered to the winery for immediate pressing. The fruit was whole-cluster pressed to tank and allowed to settle. The juice was then racked off the solids into neutral tight-grained French oak, then barrel fermented and aged for 5 months. Refreshing with vibrant fruit and balanced acidity, this wine shows pretty citrus blossom with layers of honeysuckle, melon, apple, spice, and lemon zest persisting through a clean, succulent finish.