Amavi Cellars 2013 Semillon, Walla Walla Valley, $23

By on March 16, 2015

amavi-cellars-semillon-nv-bottleLast year, Jean-François Pellet wowed critics and consumers with his debut release of Sauvignon Blanc for Pepper Bridge, so it’s no surprise that he followed that up with this Sémillon, which he influenced with 100% neutral French oak. Three estate vineyards — Les Collines (54%), Goff (24%) and Seven Hills — come together for this tropical and citrusy offering as aromas of POG juice, grapefruit and lemon cream also play out on the expressive palate. The buildup of acidity is remarkable as citrus pith joins in for some cleansing, making for a complex wine to enjoy with scampi sautéed in butter.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 896 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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  1. […] of the busiest winemakers in the Pacific Northwest, crafted one of the region’s top examples of Sémillon from the 2013 vintage, and he’s matched that beautiful effort with this latest release from Amavi’s three estate […]

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