Tag: Muscadine

L’Ecole No 41 Winery Sémillon 2019, Washington State

Lemon in color with a green tint.

On the nose green apples, earth, grapefruits, herbs, spices and light green vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, bitter herbs, spices, vegetables and white pepper.

Short finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice Sémillon blend from Washington State.

Crisp and refreshing. Earthy with a white Bordeaux feel.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 88% Sémillon and 12% Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented and aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 5 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.


San Sebastian Winery Vintners Red Premium Red Wine Non-Vintage, Florida

Red in color with a wide brick rim.

Sweet nose of blackberries, sweet blueberries, cherry pie, raisins, cooked plums, vanilla, spices, honeysuckle and flowers.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Sweet on the palate with sweet plums, cooked blueberries, honey, baked green apples, apricots, rose jam and spices.

Medium plus in finish with lemons and tangy raspberries.

This sweet red from Florida is already over the hill. It is non vintage, so I don’t know how old it is as I found it at a friend’s house. Still drinkable and good as a dessert wine. Not balanced, but I’m not sure that was the intent anyway. Better when very chilled.

Made from Muscadine grapes which are native to Florida, and have that very distinct taste of Honeysuckle. Not for everyone…

11% alcohol by volume.

83 points.