The 2001 Semillon is much more characteristic of Stony Hill's Semillon production over the years than was the 2000 vintage. The 2001 has the deeper amber color we are used to, the higher, fifteen percent residual sugar we expect, and the wonderful taste of honey in your glass. We would characterize the bottle bouquet as dried apricots, figs and plums, baked fruitcake, and, of course, the honey. On September 10th we picked 1.6 tons of Stony Hill Semillon grapes, dried them on prune trays in the sun until September 24th when we crushed .78 of a ton at forty-four percent sugar. The resulting dessert wine delights us, and we think it should be sipped in company with a Tarte Tatin of apricots, or taken at the first sign of a sore throat. Enjoy!