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2019 Semillon

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WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE:  honeysuckle, beeswax, passion fruit, spice
TASTES LIKE:  pear, golden delicious apple, lemon custard
MOUTHFEEL:  mouthwatering acidity and a refreshingly balanced finish  
DRINK WITH:  mild Thai green curry, pan-fried scallops, manchego 

THE 2019 VINTAGE

The growing season began with cold temperatures and snowfall in February and March. Bud break was right on time and bloom occurred a bit earlier than normal, on June 1st, thanks to some really nice weather in May.

Summertime temperatures were normal with plenty of heat units. In the second week of August, the weather became milder than normal and allowed us to have a fantastic fall with beautiful hanging time. Harvest started in mid-September and continued into early October. We got some frost the mid-October, but all of our grapes were picked by then.

The 2019 vintage for Amavi Cellars is very expressive of Washington wine as a whole, characterized by good natural acidity, low sugars, and impressive balance.

VITICULTURE

100% estate; sustainably farmed.
Founding member of VINEA.

WINE SPECIFICS

VARIETALS:  85% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc
VINEYARDS:  100% Walla Walla Valley
APPELLATION:  59% Les Collines, 19% Goff, 17% Seven Hills East, 5% Summit View
OAK PROGRAM:  100% French, 100% Neutral
HARVEST DATES:  9/25-10/8/2019
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 13.9%
PRODUCTION:  1271 cases

2019 Sémillon

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Recent Reviews
91 Points, Washington Wine Blog: "The palate is vibrant, with a lovely tension that runs through the delicate red fruits with citrus rind and damp earthy undertones."