Posts tagged: Semillon

French Laundry’s Favorite White

When Sommeliers recommend and drink Sauvignon Blanc they often prefer, the dry, earthy, mineral, floral whites of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume and Graves. This is the inspiration for Somm Blanc, a blend of Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon “Remixed” in California.  When a great Master sommelier friend of mine, Will Sherrer, got the opportunity to use […]

Saxon Brown 2007 Semillon “Santinamaria”, Sonoma Valley

At one time, Semillon was one of the most popular white varietals planted throughout much of the world. Today it is relatively difficult to find. Saxon Brown’s “Santinamaria” offers up a tropical aroma with a touch of minerality on the nose. Medium bodied wine with lush flavors of Anjou Pear and figs. The wine is […]