L'Ecole 41 Semillon 1999
Rich in flavor and body, this wine shows honey, melon and soft tropical fruit flavors, with a hint of apricot and fig. The viscous mouth feel integrates these fruit components with a touch of vanilla and lemon, resulting in a crisp long finish.
Alcohol: 14.6% by volume
About the Region
This large viticultural area, covering about 11 million acres with some 17,000 acres of vines, extends over a large part of central and southern Washington (and over the border slightly into Oregon). It lies at the same latitude as Bordeaux and Burgundy, with numerous soil types and microclimates, and grows all the usual suspects, with cabernet sauvignon and other Bordeaux grapes and, more surprisingly, the red Rhône varieties, doing particularly well.