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Semillon

USA, White Blend, The Whip, Murrieta’s Well, Livermore Valley, California, 2013

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White blend of 28% Sémillon, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Orange Muscat,11% Viognier, 11% Gewürztraminer and 1% White Riesling. N/ Gardenias, honeysuckle, white and yellow flowers, marine/beach and salt, fresh hay, honey and light confection. Complex and alluring. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Lightly sweetened honeysuckle, pear, limes, tropical fruits and melons. Some creamy butter […]

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France, White Bordeaux Blend (Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle), Château de Bonhoste, Bordeaux Contrôlée, 2012

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This wine was part of a tasting event put on by the Bordeaux Supérieur Winemakers Association (aka Planet Bordeaux) and Balzac Communications (http://balzac.com/). N/ Steamed hay, oyster shells, marine wafts, white flowers, light citrus, and touch of slate.  Very pleasant, but was hoping for a bit more volume on this nose since the aromatics that […]

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Chile, Moscatel and Semillon, Concha y Toro, Travessia, Valle de Itata, 2010

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N/ Fairly simple aromas of crushed river rocks and dried hay. Slight touch of white flowers. T/ Light mouthfeel. Hay stewed with river rocks. Slightly chlorinated spring water. Price = (17-19 R$ in Brasil) = $10 – $11 US http://www.conchaytoro.com/ Rating = C

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USA, Sauvignon Blanc, “Fume Blanc”, Mondavi, Napa, California, 2009

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White blend of: 92% Sauvignon Blanc and 8% Semillon N/ Dry hay dominated. Also wafts of river rock, basil, and asparagus. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Spicy, bright acid. Lean, angular yellow fruits. A tad salty. Winemaker = Genevieve Janssens Web = http://www.robertmondavi.com/ Price = $20 Rating = B- / B This wine was a media sample kindly […]

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France, White Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon), Chateau Ballan-Larquette, Bordeaux, Gran Vin, 2009

N/ Lime zest, river stones, steel wool, dried hay and honey. Really quite elegant for the price point. T/ Full mouthfeel. Medium high, but clean, glycerol weight. Mineral-rich, yellow fruits. Hay infused spring water. Delightful, old-world structure, with enough of a fruit profile – that so many new world drinkers covet. Should be a crowd […]

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