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Semillon

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Sémillon is the major white grape in Bordeaux, Graves and Sauternes. Whereas today Australia’s major white varieties are Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc, early in the country’s viticultural development it was Sémillon, which was mislabeled as Riesling.
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Food Pairing: As a dry wine, pairs well with dim sum and light summer fare such as ice cold prawns. The classic pairing with Sauterne is fois gras, but is really best sipped on its own.
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Antelope Valley Winery
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2005 Semillon

This white Bordeaux grape varietal has thrived in the Antelope Valley and has produced a delightfully fruity and nutty flavored wine.
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Graeser Winery
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2003 Semillon

Our 2003 Semillon sports an apricot and cream nose. The wine is medium to full bodied with a full range of tropical flavors, pear, and melon with an almost nutty finish. The wine w ...moreill gain complexity and pick up a honeyed, nutty character as time goes by. That’s right, Semillon will age quite nicely! The perfect white wine to stock up on, for those that enjoy serious white wines but are a little tired of Chardonnay. Great with shellfish, cheese and chicken dishes.
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Chatom Vineyards
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2005 Semillon
Calaveras County

Floral aromas with light citrus, apricot, honeysuckle, caramel and quince. Leading to delicate hints of butterscotch and grapefruit with aromatic citrus flavors. Finishing with a c ...morerisp but not acidic finish.

Won a "GOLD" at the Calaveras County Fair

Won a "SILVER" & "BEST OF CLASS SIERRA FOOTHILLS" at the California State Fair

Stainless Steel Fermented

100% Estate Fruit


$16.00  
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Miramonte Winery
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2004 Semillon
California

We've crafted our 2004 Semillon to be a lush and gratuitous, but totally easy drinking wine. With a touch of both Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat worked into the finished blend, it show ...mores plentiful influences of honeydew and cantaloupe, an undercurrent of spicy citrus, and delicate hints of fresh green herbs. Who doesn't need a soft, luscious and mouth enveloping wine once in a while? We suggest pairing this expressive young wine with light to mid-weight spring foods.

$19.95  
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Etude Wines
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2006 Fortitude Luvisi Semillon
Napa Valley

100% Semillon from 25-year old vines grown in the Luvisi family vineyard near Calistoga in Napa Valley. Opening with aromas of honeysuckle, melon and golden delicious apple, this c ...morerisp, vibrant wine offers citrus and floral flavors in a refreshing, palate-awakening style.

$18.00  
Whitehall Lane Winery
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2006 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Napa Valley

The 2006 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend is a vibrant offering with aromas of grapefruit, melon and hints of peach. It is light to medium bodied and delivers rich and refreshing cit ...morerus flavors and excellent balance with the extra spice of oak and a full finish that comes with the additional Semillon in the blend.

$18.00  
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Eckert Estate Winery
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2003 Semillon
Sonoma

This wine is crisp and dry, exhibiting tropical aromas and round flavors of ripe melon. Ten months in French oak barrels contributed a delicate vanilla richness. Paul Rued planted ...morehis one acre parcel with left-over Semillon cuttings given to him by a neighboring farmer 40 years ago. Serve with spicy Asian, poultry, seafood, or Eggs Benedict. Silver and Bronze Medals; Best of Appellation; selected as 1 of Top 10 of Livermore wines!

$16.00  
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Voss Vineyards
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2000 Botrytis Sauvignon Blanc /Semillon
Napa Valley

The 2000 vintage began early with budbreak occuring in the third week of March. A severe heat wave in mid June caused some of the newly set berries to dessicate, thus reducing the ...morecrop. Ideal weather continued for the Sauvignon Blanc from the end of June until harvest, with warm days and cool nights. A rain storm in early October and regular morning fog gave perfect conditions for Botrytis to infect the thin-skinned grapes. The 2000 Botrytis Sauvignon Blanc /Semillon is golden yellow and shows intense classic botrytis characteristics of apricot and honey along with Sauvignon Blanc notes of passion fruit and orange zest. On the palate this seductive dessert wine explodes with sweet citrus and tropical flavors.
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Bella Vista/Cilurzo Winery
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2002 Fumé Blanc
Temecula

Our Fumé Blanc is crisp and light while being just a tad dry. It is a delightful blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. You'll love this with your lighter fare of choice or just to ...more sip along with friends.
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$12.95  
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Arger-Martucci Vineyards
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2004 Dulcinea
St. Helena

The 2004 Dulcinea is comprised of 70 % Semillon harvested at 42 brix and 30% Sauvignon Blanc harvested at 38 Brix. The residual sugar was 11.7% by weight. Each grape variety was ...moreheavily botrytis and individual bunches were hand selected. The entire clusters were placed in the press and gently squeezed for 3 hours. The wine was then aged in neutral, small French Nevers oak for 19 months. This wine is an incredibly rich, sauternes-style dessert wine. The bouquet gives immediate apricots and peaches that follow through on the palate. The texture is rich, but not cloying on the palate. The complexity of flavors is quite remarkable--peaches, a touch of tropical, and a hint of nutmeg. Only six barrels were produced.

$45.00  
Gan Eden Wines
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1993 Semillon
Sonoma County

The rich, round mouthfeel, complex fruit and definite acidity make this an enjoyable wine now, while it definitely will improve with bottle age. A highly versatile wine, this Semil ...morelon is as enjoyable with salmon as it is with halibut. It will complement a grilled chicken, or one with a complex sauce. Clearly, this wine deserves a place in any cellar.
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Winery By The Creek
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2004 Estate Semillon
Fair Play



$19.00  
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Consentino Winery
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2006 The Novelist
California

Our signature white Meritage is a crisp blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon that is partially fermented is French Oak barrels.

$18.00  
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Chalk Hill Estate Winery
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2005 Chairman's Club Semillon
Russian River Valley

After nearly a decade of not harvesting a botrytis Semillon, late in the 2005 vintage, perfect botrytis conditions developed in our Semillon vineyards. Sipping this wine brings to ...moremind liquid ambrosia, with its ripe, honeyed flavors of pear, persimmon and apricot interlaced with brown sugar, spice and creme caramel.

$100.00  
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Mount Palomar Winery
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2006 Solanus Late Harvest Semillon

This unique wine features enticing aromas of ripe peaches, floral and fresh mint, along with flavors of honey, candied peaches, passion flower and figs. With its full, soft mouthf ...moreeel and long smoot finish, it is definately a dessert wine to serve with fresh fruit, Creme Brule or creme filled lady fingers. This is a limited bottling featuring a year of unique vine ripening. Future releases of Solanus will be determined primarily by Mother Nature.

$20.00  
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