Full Review

William Heritage

William Heritage
2020 Semillon, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Semillon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

William Heritage
2020 Semillon, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Semillon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried pear, warm peach cobbler, honeycomb, and heirloom apple with a round, crisp, light-to-medium body and a sleek, complex, long finish revealing notes of french vanilla creme, toasted coconut, and hints of allspice with moderate oak flavor. Terrific balance and sophistication; Semillon may be well suited for New Jersey.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dried pear, warm peach cobbler, honeycomb, and heirloom apple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of french vanilla creme, toasted coconut, and hints of allspice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fish & Chips, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Terrific balance and sophistication; Semillon may be well suited for New Jersey.

The Producer

William Heritage Winery

The Producer
480 Mullica Hill Road
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
USA
1 856-589-4474

Semillon

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Semillon is a white grape planted most notably in Bordeaux and Australia. While there are some fine dry versions of Semillon (especially from the Hunter Valley in Australia), the most famous use of Semillon is as part of the blend of a Sauternes, the famous dessert wine of Bordeaux.

Semillon as a dry wine has a flavor profile of lemon, apple and tropical fruit along with notes of magnolia and figs - this last a classic descriptor for the wine. Medium-bodied, the acidity varies as to the climate it is grown in. Pair these wines with lighter seafood, risotto or light white meats and consume them by their fifth to seventh birthday.