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Yorkville Cellars

Yorkville Cellars
2016 Randle Hill Vineyard Amber Folly, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Game

Category: Semillon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .05%
Organically Grown Grapes
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28
Cellar Selection
2017 Best Semillon

Yorkville Cellars
2016 Randle Hill Vineyard Amber Folly, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Game

Category: Semillon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .05%
Bright old gold color. Inviting aromas of wildflower honey, roasted macadamia nuts, tropical fruit cocktail, sumac, dried apricot, manchego, and petrol with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, complex, medium-long dried pineapple, kiwi relish, and egg washed crispbread finish with well-integrated, medium, fruit tannins. A fantastic skin-contacted Semillon that deserves an excellent meal and the best company.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: wildflower honey, roasted macadamia nuts, tropical fruit cocktail, sumac, dried apricot, manchego, and petrol
Taste Flavor: dried pineapple, kiwi relish, and egg washed crispbread
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roast Pheasant, Asiago, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastic skin-contacted Semillon that deserves an excellent meal and the best company.

The Producer

Yorkville Cellars

The Producer
25701 Hwy 128
Yorkville, CA 95494
USA
1 707-894-9177

Their Portfolio

91 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Estate, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
91 Yorkville Cellars 2013 Reserve Rennie Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yorkville Highlands 14.5% (USA) $42.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2013 M-PV Same Vine Rennie Estate, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
88 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Randle Hill Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $19.00.
84 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Randle Hill Vineyard, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $22.00.
85 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Eleanor of Aquitaine Randle Hill Vineyard White Blend, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $46.00.
82 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $19.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard Amber Folly, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $28.00.
85 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Brut Rosé Rennie Vineyard, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 12% (USA) $36.00.
88 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $20.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard Eleanor of Aquitaine, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
88 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
87 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $38.00.
92 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Sparkling Brut Rosé, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 12% (USA) $36.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $22.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $22.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $22.00.
91 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $26.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard Eleanor of Aquitaine, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
92 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
94 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
95 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 M-PV Same Vine, Malbec-Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands-Mendocino County 13.5% (USA) $42.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $48.00.

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.