L'Ecole No. 41 2018 Semillon, Columbia Valley
Item Number: 14350
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 85% Semillon / 15% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Total Acidity: 5.6 g/L
Case Production: 4,150
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.
Vintage Notes: 2018 saw perfect dry harvest weather with extended hang-time resulting in rich color and vibrant fruit flavors, another great vintage for Washington State. Higher sugars were balanced against higher acid levels and wonderfully intense color and tannin extraction, big fruit flavors, and overall balanced structure. Another strong Washington vintage.
Winemaking Notes: 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.
Tasting Notes: A refreshing Semillon with vibrant fruit and balanced acidity, this wine shows pretty citrus blossom accented by layers of honeysuckle, melon, apple, spice, and lemon zest persisting through a clean, succulent finish.