2019 L’Ecole No 41 Columbia Valley Stillwater Creek Vineyard Semillon
Stillwater Creek Vineyard,
350 cases produced
I found the aromas in this wine quite intriguing. First, I smelled tart Granny smith apples and ripe bananas, and then vanilla bean combined with just a whiff of oak.
Wow, the texture in this wine was incredible! It had a full, enveloping mouthfeel with a texture best described as “fat.” Fruit flavors of honeydew melons, papayas, and lemon zest evolved into honey stick with a long, ginger finish.
Food pairing suggestions:
Chicken caesar salad, air fryer pecan crusted trout, pan-seared duck breast.
You’ll be able to order this wine directly from the winery’s website starting Wednesday, March 10.
To buy L’Ecole No 41 wine or learn more about the winery, be sure to visit their website and follow them on social media:
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