2007 Ruston Semillon

 2007 Ruston SemillonPrice: $5.99 @ Trader Joe’s

What They Said:

Per Ruston Vines well nothing on this bottle of course. Unfortunately often the case when these end up at Trader Joe’s. One thing, wineries please! I repeat please! Don’t put your web address on the bottle if I can’t find any more info about the wine. Thanks.

What I Think:

I first fell for this one during my honeymoon in New Zealand. The Pegasus Bay Sauv/Sem was delightful! Ever since I have harbored a soft spot for this grape. Rare to find a US bottling so I was excited to find this one on the shelf at Trader Joe’s. Found the the winery site on the bottle but as usual no mention of this product can be found there. Why is that Ruston? Leave a comment or email me. Would love to know…

Now on to the good stuff. This one hails from Delorimier Vineyard in Alexander Valley. Color is strawish but dark. A nose of floral aromas with mineral, citrus notes lurking near by. On the palate, nice viscosity and what I would call typical Semillon flavors which is complimentary at this price point. Nice smooth finish with a bit of acid leaves this wine nicely balanced. Afterwards I see this clocks in at 14.7% which seems high but the wine is still a winner in my eyes. Like Semillon? Never had it before? You want to grab this bottle. I know I’ll be grabbing a few more!

Rating: Buy It

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