Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Friday, August 18, 2006

Wine Of The Week - 2005 L'Ecole No 41 Semillon

L'Ecole moved the "barrel fermented" part to the back label, but as far as I can see it's the same wine. I guess they figured only wine geeks were interested in the fact that the wine is barrel fermented. In any event, the 2005 is even better than the 2004. First Impression -fresh cut grass! This one has a fairly full, but perky body, kind of "HWP", with a slightly stoney quality and a crisp citrus aftertaste. It is fresh, tart, and fruity with tastes of pear and apples. It is a little stand-offish, but substantial and will come together even better in three to six months. The price is right - about $15.

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