The third in L'Ecole's stunning triumvirate of Semillons, the Fries, as usual, goes to the head of the glass, with bright, rich and polished fruit tasting of figs, melon and white peaches. Some pleasing hints of herb add interest to the nose; as do the lightly toasty highlights from the barrel fermentation. This is big and full, but not tiring or unbalanced.
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.