A straw yellow colored wine, it has aromas of meyer lemon and mandarin orange. On the palate, it has medium body, medium acidity with flavors of pineapple, kumquat and raw almonds. It is has a slightly sour finish that is less evident when drunk with food.
Pale to light straw yellow in color. Fragrant, attractive and youthful nose of ripe aromas of citrus overtones of lemons/limes, grapefruit with wet stones & gravel, minerals, some clover floral notes, waxy, a bit of honey and a pinch of oak & spices. Light to medium-light bodied with a very good concentration of balanced, intense, zesty ripe citrus fruit flavors of lemons/limes, white grapefruit, mineral driven with gravel/stony tones and a slight touch of honey in the background. Long lingering crisp & dry finish. Drinks quite well at present but has the fruit and acidic structure to develop further with a few more years of aging.
Popped and poured. Terrific white for $11. I always have a difficult time with domestic whites in this price category. It's so much easier to buy Spanish or French whites in this category and feel confident that you'll get a crisp, verve-y, sometimes even mineral driven white. Most domestics I run into can be flabby and oakified. This wine was the complete opposite. Crisp, lively lemon smashed by a bit of gravel. Plenty of acid to keep your taste buds involved and just enough plushness to smooth things out. Very good Semillon for the money and a must for the summer. 88 pts.
Lemon, pear tart. A little too heavy on the lemon, and a little closer to lemon candy than I'd prefer. Nice acidity though. I expect to be dissapointed with most PNW whites and especially 'seafood whites', this one does ok though, especially at price point.