1998 Kalin Cellars Sémillon


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Livermore Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2012 (Edit)
CT90.6 34 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 27

  • ecola Likes this wine: (88 points)

    January 15, 2015 - Sunflower seeds all the way. Full body with balanced acidity. Very long finish.

  • petitblanc wrote: (92 points)

    December 6, 2014 - Bright, medium yellow. Expansive nose showing faint oak, petrol, and floral notes, great complexity. A bit more muted on the palate, with almost sweet, oily fruit and oak. Nicely balanced save for a bit of persistent heat that thins the mouthfeel through the finish. Nice bottle. (A second bottle opened this evening was darker in color, with oxidative notes dominating throughout.) 13.5% abv

  • DaddyNeedsPow Likes this wine: (91 points)

    April 2, 2014 - The cork, although dry on the sides, was sticky on the top. At some point this leaked. Fill level still nearly to the capsule. No problems with what was IN the bottle. Our last...

  • joshwoodward wrote: (91 points)

    January 21, 2014 - Popped and poured. Ahh, there's my good friend. Still very fresh, delicious, orange, butterscotch. No rush to drink these.

  • Anthony Chinn wrote: (91 points)

    December 7, 2013 - Such a fun wine to serve at a dinner party since it is unusual. Served in place of a sauv blanc at a cheese course. Well liked. Looks and smells like it will be sweet and hits palate with completely dry, floral and acidic presentation -- with depth because of age.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2013, Issue #43, Kalin Cellars: Great Old School Wines Never Released Before Their Prime

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    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, In Search of California’s New and Old Schools of Terroir

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type White
  • Producer Kalin Cellars
  • Varietal Sémillon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Livermore Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 75 (45%)
  • Consumed 92 (55%)

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