Wine Advocate 87 points - Slightly more straightforward, with plenty of sweet melon, subtle topical fruits and sugared peaches, the 2012 Semillon (87% Semillon and 13% Sauvignon Blanc, aged sur lees in French oak) is medium to full-bodied, nicely textured and straightforward, with a rich, quaffable feel that?s ideally suited for consuming over the coming year or two. (Jun 2014)
A deep gold color stood out, indicative of some barrel influence, with some green undertones as well. This wine was highly aromatic, with loads of honey, lemon, quince, and caramel candy. A rich mouthfeel of lemon-cream hit at first, followed by buttered pineapple, apricot and tropical fruit in this full bodied wine. The lees contact was apparent with yeasty/nutty flavors on the finish, along with a little bit of heat. This wine carried much of the flavor spectrum of many dessert wines (Sauternes comes to mind first of course, just turn down the honey character), but this was quite dry and refreshing.