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2019 Play Spotlight Semillon

Play Spotlight Semillon

Wine: Spotlight Semillon, 2019

Winery: Play, Penticton

Why drink it? Often found blended with Sauvignon Blanc, a fuller-bodied, thoughtfully oaked Semillon can satisfy Chardonnay fans who favour body, as well as Pinot Gris drinkers looking for subtle fruit flavours. Partial barrel aging mixed with stainless steel gives aromas of citrus mixed with green pears and some tropical notes, with maybe just a bit of buttered popcorn thanks to the French oak. On the palate the citrus elements are elevated to bright lemon-lime zest and gooseberry, and a finish that is juicy while also soft, with notes of fresh honeycomb.

Pair with: Roast chicken with a side of creamy coleslaw, a club sandwich with roast turkey, bacon, and an aioli mayonnaise, or a takeout lobster roll. Zucchini and shallot fritters with a dollop of sour cream and fresh dill on top.

Price: $19

Music pairing: Applause, Lady Gaga

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