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Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Enthusiast, 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington
Varietal: Other White Blends
Other Info: Boutique Wines
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%
Item no. 112445
This dry wine is the best of all worlds with a flowery nose, creamy texture and a crisp palate. It is our Washington interpretation of the classic Bordeaux white wine in three part harmony. Full of apricot, grapefruit, lemon, lanolin and honey, it is complete. It is made and aged in concrete tank, stainless steel tank and mature Burgundy oak barrels.
Blend: 61% Semillon, 21% Sauvignon, 18% Muscadelle
This shows a darker shade than most young whites, almost a burnished gold. Soft and complex, with ripe, slightly confected fruit flavors, it's super smooth, with honeysuckle highlights around waxy stone fruits. Excelent length.
The components for Foster's 2010 Semillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle – 61%, 21%, and 18% respective, from vines on the Wahluke Slope and Red Mountain – are spontaneously fermented and matured in old barriques, then transferred to concrete part-way through their maturation. Peach and lime are tinged with violet as well as musky narcissus and peony, almond extract and peach kernel serving for counterpoint both in the nose and on an animatedly juicy yet expansive and subtly waxen-textured palate. The tart, piquant cut of lime peel is prominent on entry while both the genuine refreshment and the richness of texture on offer here reveal themselves past the mid-palate.