Sémillon is a golden-skinned grape used to make dry and sweet white wines, mostly in France and Australia.
Posts about Semillon
  • Wine of the Week

    Because I am late with the Wine of the Week, I offer a pair of products to atone for my procrastination. These are two bargain-priced wines from Bordeaux and are definitely Worth a Search. Each, incidentally, was acquired within the past few years by Russian and Chinese companies. Imported by The Wine Trust, Mattituck, N.Y. These wines were samples for review.

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head- 2 readers -
  • Charleston: A Place for Food, Wine and Getting Carded

    I recently went on a girl’s trip to Charleston, SC, a Southern city that I had not visited in probably 30 years. It was all about good wine, great food and girlfriends. One thing I noticed during our stay there is that the dining scene – especially established restaurants with well thought through food and wine programs – innately seemed to do the right thing when it comes to consumers.

    Dallas Wine Chick- 4 readers -
  • Chalk Hills Estate Vineyards & Winery

    …, equestrian pavilion, sports fields, fishing and swimming ponds and a wilderness area. The winery makes limited quantities of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Red, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Semillon as well as several small lot wines. VITICULTURE: From dramatic hillsides to vineyard gardens, from dry creek beds to forests of native oak, the most…

    WineStylesin Pinot Noir Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay- 7 readers -
  • Birthday Surprises! Mastro Scheidt: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauv

    …, in this case, McGee Creek Lodge where on Saturday nights the East Side Bakery serves dinner and hosts a bluegrass jam in the large main room. Of course before we decided to go there, I had to check out the menu AND the wine. The menu was simple enough that they could just tell me and for the wine they flipped over the chalkboards that had…

    Gwendolyn Alley/ wine predator- 6 readers -
  • Wine Pairing Recommendations for Hometown Foods #SundaySupper

    … This week’s #SundaySupper theme is all about hometown and the wonderful memories one’s favorite hometown foods may evoke. Image courtesy of What I call “hometown” has always been a challenge for me. I was born in Chicago, but moved to California with my parents as a teenager. I’ve spent (way) more than half my life…

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 13 readers -
  • Weekly Interview: Marty Clubb

    … Walla estate vineyards, Seven Hills and Ferguson, are good examples of that. What is your general winemaking philosophy? We are in the minimalist camp, focusing on balance in the vineyards and in our winemaking practices. We like to produce clean, distinctive, stylistically expressive and aromatic wines that let the individual site characteristics…

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 3 readers -
  • The Aussies are Coming! …and they are bringing wine.

    … 2011 from Italy is made with 100% Trebbiano di Lugana grapes. Fermented than aged in oak barriques. This wine has a tasty fruit and finesse. Montes Purple Angel 2012 Montes, one of Chile’s modern wine pioneers, produces a premium Carmenere, Montes Purple Angel, for the world to enjoy. Carmenere is a signature grape for Chile that was long…

    MyWinePalin Pinot Noir Syrah Riesling Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Bordeaux Uncorked: An Evening with Chateau Thieuley

    … they offer by the pallet. Some fresh fruit added a bit of a foil to the chick-pea delight, while the wine sang a capella in the background, a delightful summer evening pairing to say the least. Even after the smoked wild-caught salmon joined the dining festivities, the wine still held its ground nicely. A Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend often referred…

    Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog in Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • Argentinian Inspired Evening at DCC

    … balanced oak concentration. The oak aging is done in a subterranean cellar located 6 meters below the surface and houses 360 barrels. This is the wine we chose from Bodega Bressia. It is a blend of Semillon and Chardonnay and was awarded 90 points from the Wine Advocate. Enjoy! …

    Vickie Gail Clampitt/ Wine Wrangling Woman- 5 readers -
  • 2000 Château Guiraud Sauternes produces some of the...

    … 2000 Château Guiraud Sauternes produces some of the world’s most expensive white wines that are considered to be “nectar of the gods”. Here is a really excellent value Sauternes. A fresh and clean nose of honey, cashews, and white and yellow flowers. Apricot and peaches in white wine and honey on the palate. Lovely. 5/5 bones $$$$ Sauvignon…

    Shiba Sommelier- 4 readers -
  • Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    … The 2013 Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from Wente’s estate-grown “Louis Mel” vineyard in California’s Central Coast (for you specific folks, that’s the southern part of Livermore Valley). Who the hell’s Louis Mel? Well he was this French dude with two first names that came to the U.S. in the 1870’s. Instead of becoming a cowboy…

    CHEAP WINE FINDERin Sauvignon Blanc- 5 readers -
  • Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc 2013, Napa Valley Cost: $19-2 […]

    … - Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc 2013, Napa Valley Cost: $19-21 It’s easy to take for granted a wine you have enjoyed many times. You tend to forget about how good it is and what a good value it is. You just keep drinking it because you like it. The Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc is like that. I have enjoyed it for more than 30 years. Each time I drink…

    Dennis Sodomka/ 4 readers -
  • Brief notes

    … and more hard acidity. A+ 2012 Tarrawarra Reserve Pinot noir. Smokey and smouldering, cherry and cream. A bit of a tad pole, but the shape corrects. It's quite delicious - curved and seamless, bright, and appropriately studded with raspberry and dark cherry. Slightly augmented and noticeably creamy; very approachable and hard to resist. Yes. Image: Chocolates by Nakamura, this time Australian bush flavours. A++ Related. Click here for the original context …

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Riesling- 3 readers -
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