Brokenwood, Hunter Valley, Semillon 2008 This Semillon is crisp and lean, with flavors of lemon and green apple. The experience is amplified by a bit of petillance.
The Hunter is famous for producing lowish alcohol wines from early picked Semillon that develop honeyed character with bottle age.
True to form this wine is all stainless and not treated to ML. It is bottled under screw cap for added safety. Produced and bottled in Pokolbin 10% purchased for $40 at K&L Bistro in Sebastopol and available at wine.com for $19.79 Brokenwood Winery
This wine made a delightful pairing with a salad of endive, celery, green apples, toasted almonds, blue cheese and balsamic vinegar. Those ingredients would wack most wines senseless but the acidic frame of the Semillon met the test. Check out the restaurant if you’re in the Sonoma Wine Country; it’s a personal favorite of both Linda and me. K&L Bistro