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Semillon, Lock and Worth Winery, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 2014, 12.3% abv, C$25

Matthew Sherlock and Ross Hackworth’s website says their wines are “unnerving and contrarian.”  But they got me at, ‘Our wines are not for everyone and never will be.” Honest and direct, and that’s the way I like it – the … Continue reading

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Semillon, The Last Block, Tyrrell’s, Hunter Valley, Australia, 2014, 11.5% abv. C$15++

The story with this entry level Semillon is that in 1993, the winemaker actually forgot about a block of it.  When they realized they’d missed picking it, they eventually harvested the block and then made a much more accessible, ‘do … Continue reading

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Semillon, Santa Monica, DO Rancagua, Rapel Valley, Chile, 1993, 12.5% abv

My friend Sean N. is one of those intrepid folks who always manages to find a bottle that is unusual and unique – and then has the class to share it.  Come to think of it, I have met many … Continue reading

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Brokenwood, Sémillon , Hunter Valley, Australia, 2012, 10.5% abv, C$30

I’ll bet you know what White Bordeaux is – but have you ever heard of the Sémillon grape? White Bordeaux is always a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon added to build out the body.  Sauvignon Blanc has a following … Continue reading

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