ALHEIT VINEYARDS LA COLLINE SEMILLON BLANC & GRIS 2017
Under a wax seal, the 2017 La Colline Vineyard is slightly reductive, but once you get the glass spinning, the wine reveals oak aromas of toasted brioche and vanilla seamlessly integrated into the Semillon, along with a waxy pomaceous fruit. This is really thoughtful winemaking here. Flavors of apples and lemons are beautifully balanced by the oak treatment and subtle, fine minerality that combine to extend texture across the mid-palate. If you are a Burgundy lover and looking from something familiar yet different, check this out. It has a delicate yet structured finesse, with a complex power to the mouthfeel and is medium to full-bodied with a long, richly textured finish. Only 182 cases made. .94/100. ROBERT PARKER.