Who else besides L'Ecole makes three different Semillons? Bravo for showing that this much-maligned grape can be made in a wide variety of styles, and can blossom if given the superstar treatment usually reserved for Chardonnay. This low-priced version emphasizes fruit and spice to good effect. It's clean, bracing and refreshing, and showcases citrus/mineral flavors in a tight, concise style.
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: email@example.com.