Reininger Winery 2012 Semillon, Walla Walla Valley, $36

By on April 24, 2014

reininger-winery-semillon-2012-bottleThere are several serious expressions of Semillon coming out of the Walla Walla Valley, including Chuck Reininger’s work from Birch Creek Vineyard. His stainless-steel approach sets the table with aromas of lemongrass, pear, honeydew melon and cotton candy. The attack brings a big bite of Granny Smith apple, backed by Bosc pear and lemon zest. There’s a sense of minerality in the background with lemongrass in the finish. It’s no cocktail wine, as its assertive acidity is designed to clear the palate, so enjoy with scallops, chicken in lime sauce or asparagus.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 125 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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