Vinous 90 points - Pale gold. Pungent lemon rind, jasmine and tarragon scents show good clarity and a spicy nuance. Chewy and dry on the palate, offering bitter pear skin and citrus fruit flavors that flesh out and deepen with air. Firm, focused and nervy on the finish, leaving behind chalky mineral and quinine notes. This zesty white wine has the heft to handle richer foods but also the incisive character to work with light, fresh seafood or vegetable dishes.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2012 Woodcutter’s Semillon displays expressive lemon and fresh apple notes with a suggestion of cut herbs and a whiff of yeastiness. Light to medium-bodied, dry, clean and crisp in the mouth, it offers a good concentration of citrusy fruit and a long refreshing finish. Drink it now to 2015. (Dec 2012)
Wine Spectator 87 points - Broad and spicy, with white pepper and marigold nuances to the apple flavors, finishing crisp. Drink now. 500 cases imported. –HS
(Jul 31 2014)