2016 Foursight Wines, Semillon, Charles Vineyard, Anderson Valley.
Kristy Charles’ Foursight Wines are crafted from estate grown fruit and her Semillon is very much made in the Haut-Brion Blanc style with classic white Bordeaux character, she used 20% Sauvignon Blanc in the final blend of this 2016 and it was wild yeast/barrel fermented and used 20% new French oak and went through full malos to finish 13.9% and gives this beautiful wine it’s presence in the glass. Crafted by Krsty Charles and Joe Webb, the ex Joseph Swan man this all estate fruit grown Semillon is an exotic and exciting surprise in their latest lineup. Wonderfully textured and lush the golden hued 2016 Foursight Semillon melts in your mouth with dense layers of waxy/oily goodness and rich oak opulence making for a serious white wine, and while known almost exclusively for their Pinot Noir, this stuff will impress! Layers of white melon, lemon curd, papaya and quince fruits go wonderfully with creme brûlée, leesy, toasty notes and faint straw/hay. This Semillon cuvée from Foursight has tons of charm, class and potential to age for a decade with ease, air allows more finesse to shine through as well gaining some zippy citrus, lime blossom, mineral and eye opening length, it has some amazing palate impact and proves this grape doesn’t get enough attention and focus. I really enjoyed this wine, and in fact Foursight’s latest set is a great set of wines, especially their estate Foresight Zero New Oak all wild yeast Pinot Noir 2015 and this 2016 Foursight Semillon, with both showing expressive flavors and attractive textural quality, they are also really good values.
($25) 93 Points, grapelive

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