L’Ecole No 41 Semillon 2022, Columbia Valley, Washington

2022 vintage – 82% Semillon, 18% 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, Oasis, Estate Seven Hills. “40 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 and richly textured, this expressive Semillon shows vibrant melon, peach, Granny Smith apple, and fragrant honeysuckle set against a ginger and key lime character. On the palate, it is supple and energetic, replete with pear and stone fruit flavors, persisting to a balanced, crisp finish.