L'Ecole No.41 Semillion 2008 wine review by (PB)
Light golden hue with powdery sweet, stone fruit and green apple scents.
Palate--First impression was too acidic--and I like acidic whites--but then seemed to moderate with citrus and lemon fruit and dry as a Kansas wheat field in July. It has a nice texture of buttery cream with fruity finish. This wine was sent to us free of charge for review.
Semillion is often a blending white but also a late harvest grape producing nice desert wines but this is a great food wine!
This wine has an ethanol content of 14.2% which is a monster white wine. As a food wine it is really nice and able to stand up to something as bold as cocktail sauce served with our fresh shrimp appetizers. And yet it was clear enough to pair really well with our wonderful spring vegetable risotto alfresco in our vineyard. At $16 it is a surprisingly bold and versatile wine so raise a glass.