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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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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