2015 Lecole Semillon, Columbia Valley

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2015 Lecole Semillon, Columbia Valley

Wine Advocate 89
Wine Enthusiast 89
Vinous 89
Wine & Spirits
  • S$6388

  • S$6799

Vintage : 2015

Country : USA

Region : Columbia Valley

Winemaker Notes

Rich with vibrant fruit and balanced acidity, this wine shows pretty orange blossom, apple and melon aromas, with layers of lemon custard, fresh apricot and honeysuckle flavors expanding on a balanced finish. Few Semillons show their richness and complexity as those produced in Washington State. Our cool harvest nights help to ensure crisp natural acidity, making this a wonderful food pairing wine.

About Winery

Founded in 1983 in the Walla Walla Valley, L'Ecole No 41 is one of Washington State's most iconic and oldest family-owned wineries. Housed in the historic Frenchtown School depicted on our label, we have earned international acclaim for producing distinctive wines of the highest quality. We craft ultra-premium wines that reflect the unmistakable typicity of Washington State and the unique terroir of our Walla Walla Valley vineyards.

Growing and making 100% of our wines, each bottle is handcrafted with a commitment to quality in the vineyards and the winery. More than three decades of winemaking experience, ongoing investments in our Walla Walla Estate Ferguson and Seven Hills Vineyards, and long term relationships with many of the most prominent vineyards in Washington State are central to our well-known reputation for quality and consistency across our wine portfolio. These tenets will continue to sustain L'Ecole well into the future. 

L'Ecole is one of the most honored wineries in Washington State. We are proud to be recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as a Top 100 Winery of the Year for fourteen consecutive years. In 2014, Decanter awarded our 2011 Estate Ferguson the International Trophy for Best Bordeaux Blend in the World! In 2016, the 2013 Ferguson won the International Trophy for Best New World Bordeaux Blend from the Six Nations Wine Challenge.

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About Winery

Founded in 1983 in the Walla Walla Valley, L'Ecole No 41 is one of Washington State's most iconic and oldest family-owned wineries. Housed in the historic Frenchtown School depicted on our label, we have earned international acclaim for producing distinctive wines of the highest quality. We craft ultra-premium wines that reflect the unmistakable typicity of Washington State and the unique terroir of our Walla Walla Valley vineyards.

Growing and making 100% of our wines, each bottle is handcrafted with a commitment to quality in the vineyards and the winery. More than three decades of winemaking experience, ongoing investments in our Walla Walla Estate Ferguson and Seven Hills Vineyards, and long term relationships with many of the most prominent vineyards in Washington State are central to our well-known reputation for quality and consistency across our wine portfolio. These tenets will continue to sustain L'Ecole well into the future. 

L'Ecole is one of the most honored wineries in Washington State. We are proud to be recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as a Top 100 Winery of the Year for fourteen consecutive years. In 2014, Decanter awarded our 2011 Estate Ferguson the International Trophy for Best Bordeaux Blend in the World! In 2016, the 2013 Ferguson won the International Trophy for Best New World Bordeaux Blend from the Six Nations Wine Challenge.

Winemaker Notes

Rich with vibrant fruit and balanced acidity, this wine shows pretty orange blossom, apple and melon aromas, with layers of lemon custard, fresh apricot and honeysuckle flavors expanding on a balanced finish. Few Semillons show their richness and complexity as those produced in Washington State. Our cool harvest nights help to ensure crisp natural acidity, making this a wonderful food pairing wine.

89 points, The Wine Advocate

“The value priced 2015 Columbia Valley Semillon from this terrific estate offers a reserved, honeyed mineral character as well as notes of buttered peach, medium-bodied richness, impeccable balance and a crisp, clean finish. Pair it with seafood and count yourself lucky.”– Jeb Dunnuck

89 points – Wine Enthusiast

“Blended with 16% Sauvignon Blanc, this wine brings notes of herb, fig and spice. The palate is full and well balanced, showing a touch of warmth on the finish.” – Sean Sullivan

89 points - Vinous

“(fermented in older barrels and bottled at the end of May; partial malolactic fermentation as well as a bit of acidification in 2015): Pale yellow. Some very ripe tones to the aromas of peach, pear, cantaloupe and spices. Boasts good texture and oldvines depth but strong lemony acidity is almost painful in the early going; intense but not hard. This food-friendly wine has a salty quality that would pair well with goat cheeses, but I'd wait 6 to 12 months for a bit more integration and aromatic lift. Clubb adds a bit of Sauvignon Blanc from Klipsun and Rosebud vines planted in the 1980s for its melon and pear qualities, and ferments in older barrels ‘mostly for texture, as the breathing in barrels develops mouthfeel.’" – Stephen Tanzer

89 Wine & Spirits

This stylish semillon leads with a citrusy scent, bringing to mind oranges and Meyer lemons. The flavors are more neutral and grapey, with a feel of brown sugar and a brown-butter depth of flavor. Those flavors should integrate with six months in the cellar.

 

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