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Cape Mentelle Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc - 2016

Item # 52821 750mL
$15.96 $13.57 / Single Bottle
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$95.76 $81.42/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

A fresh and flavorful wine with the honey and lemon-limey aromas of Sémillon married to the grassy and gooseberry flavors of Sauvignon Blanc. One of the standout wines of Western Australia's Margaret River wine region.


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