Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 10-2

By on December 30, 2014

2. L’Ecole No. 41 2013 Semillon, Columbia Valley, $15

L'Ecole_CV-Merlot2008-750mlL’Ecole owner Marty Clubb has carried the flag for Semillon for decades, crafting greatness from this noble Bordeaux variety grown in the arid Columbia Valley. Classic aromas of dried pineapple and fresh fig meld with hints of caramel and ghee. On the palate, it reveals flavors of rich tropical fruit. Tired of Chardonnay? Give Semillon a try. This won a gold medal at the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Production: 4,800 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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