Kalin Cellars Livermore Valley Semillon 2000

Synopsis, Our Opinion: SIMPLY OUTSTANDING and a Semillon
blend every wine drinker should sample!!!

Producer/Winery: Terry Leighton; Kalin Cellars; Novato, California.

Grape Variety: Semillon blend – blend of 75% Semillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Livermore Valley, California.

Vintage: 2000

Price: $22.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Greek chicken, basmati rice and Greek green beans with feta.


    Chilled before drinking. Crystal clear, dark golden color. Light aromas of orange zest, ripe melon, honeysuckle and perfectly dried alfalfa hay. The aromas were not abundant, but very distinct and identifiable Now get ready for rich, mellow, dry, full to medium body, a 400-grit texture and the fabulous FRESH flavors of apricot, mango, lemon and honey. Crisp acidity and a long mineral finish that ends with a nutty taste. This is really a WOW, WOW, WOW wine. It drinks like a fresh wine in spite of the 18-year-old vintage, it was approachable and serene and one of best values wines we have had in a long time. SIMPLY OUTSTANDING and a Semillon blend every wine drinker should sample!!!

Terry Leighton, Kalin Cellars owner and wine maker
Photo from Brant Ward, The San Francisco Chronicle.
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Alcohol Content: 13.8%

Closure: Natural cork, that broke in half when removing.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.