I went for something different, something that most people have probably never sampled, much less heard of, a wine that is 100% Semillon. The Semillon grape variety is primarily used as a blending partner with Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle to make the White Bordeaux, or as the principle grape used to make the sweet dessert wine Sauternes, from France. The Semillon variety has little intensity in regard to aromas and flavors, and yet there are wineries that choose to utilize this Bordeaux variety as a stand alone varietal.
The 2007 Yorkville Semillon has a beautiful gold color to it, and the aromas are faint, but are of floral, honey, citrus, lanolin, and slate. The flavor profile was of lemons, honey, nuts, lanolin, vanilla, and slate. This wine was a light-to-medium bodied wine, with an oily mouth feel, low in acidity, and a short finish. The Semillon grape variety is different, but good, and one that should be experienced.