A mighty fine white wine. Fills the much-needed niche of extreme dryness, acidity and restraint, which are the hallmarks of elegance. Call it the anti-Chardonnay. A Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc blend with some barrel and sur lie influence, it’s rich and crisp in Meyer lemon, pear, fig, vanilla and smoky butter flavors.
This blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc avoids all the pitfalls and manages to achieve true elegance. It’s bone dry, with wonderful acidity and complex flavors of citrus fruits and minerals. Really impresses for the clean, captivating structure.
Made from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, this is a very dry, quite acidic white wine that scrapes and scours the palate with tartness. It shows flavors of citrus fruits, honeysuckle flowers and vanilla. Good as a clean cocktail sipper, but really needs savory little snacks, like pizza slices with chicken, prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella, or even paté on crackers.
The winery seems to have put more Sémillon in this year, possibly to ameliorate the feline aspects of the Sauvignon Blanc. The result is a richer, more complex wine which barrel fermentation in partially new French oak helps. The flavors include honeydew melon, figs and pink grapefruit.
A product of the cool 2010 vintage, this has a green, minty flavor, with notes of lemon and lime. It’s not the richest wine, but with its bright, mouthwatering acidity it should be nice a cocktail sipper, and should pair well with spicy Asian fare.
Sémillon brings a fat, oily richness, suggesting peaches, buttercups and cashews, while Sauvignon Blanc adds a refreshingly tart touch of lemongrass. The overall impression is of a rich, creamy, upscale, softly dry white wine.
This blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon starts with those telltale cat-pee aromas that tell you what to expect. It’s bone dry and high in acidity, with flavors of citrus fruits and a touch of oak. Nice as a cocktail, and versatile at the table.