2015 Livermore Valley Semillon
Bronze Medal - 2017 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
84 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Semillon has a storied history in Livermore Valley and Cuda Ridge Wines is one of the few wineries producing Semillon in area. The 2015 Semillon is enticingly fragrant on the nose with aromas of orange peel and lanoline. The intensity carries onto the palate with flavors of orange, honeysuckle and topical fruits with a long lasting finish. While the fruit is the common thread in this wine, the most interesting characteristic is that the wine is well balanced. This is a fantastic wine to drink now, but, aging this wine for several years will increase the complexity and character of this wine. Try this wine now and decide if you want to lay some down - if you can resist.
The fruit is source from the Wente Vineyards, Mel’s Ranch Vineyard, which was originally the vineyard of Louie Mel who brought the grapes over from the famed Chateau d’Yquem in Bordeaux. Mel’s Ranch Vineyard is located in the center of Livermore Valley. The grapes were crushed and pressed separately to get additional skin contact. The wine was aged in new and used oak with a high concentration of French and Acacia Oak to enhance the aromatics and flavors; and to add body on the palate.
Al 14.2% Alcohol by Volume
94 Cases produced
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California sales tax of 9.5% will be added to all sales.