Joy Cellars 2019 Monterey County Semillon
Semillon (pronounced sem-ee-yon) is not often produced on its own.
Originally from Bordeaux, this varietal, whether dry or sweet, is often blended with Sauvignon Blanc or Muscadelle. Monterey offers ideal conditions for white grapes to thrive due to the cool influence from the Pacific Ocean. Behind a straw-like color, the nose reveals aromas of pear, lime and lemon, followed by more tropical tones, like papaya or guava. The mouth displays some minerality and clean lines. This dry white wine is straight as an arrow with a crisp mid-palate and a medium intensity in the finish.
Gold - 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition