This outstanding Bordeaux blanc-style wine is consistent with recent vintages, which is to say very smooth, round, rich and toasty. Still young, it is showing a lot of pretty new oak toast, and somewhat waxy peach and fig fruit.The Semillon comprises 73% of the blend, within a percentage of the '04, and has been crushed and then fermented and matured in neutral Burgundy barrels. The SB has been tank-fermented. Very tasty, with potential to improve still further over the next couple of years.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.