For the past several years we've been selling out of Semillon the first week after release because of short supply. This year, however, we have plenty of the 2006 vintage so we hope that everyone who wants to enjoy this luscious wine will be able to. The grapes were picked later than usual, beginning September 29, from Stony Hill Vineyard and Two Dog Vineyard in Calistoga, then dehydrated in the sun for an average of 11 days to concentrate the sugars, and finally crushed at 32% sugar. The resulting wine is a pale gold color with hints of crème brulee in the aroma and is very light on the palate with a fair amount of acidity. It has 10 percent residual sugar, less than usual and in no way cloying, and 12 percent alcohol, lower than usual and barely noticeable. This is a delicate, delectable wine which any chef would be pleased to serve. We suggest accompanying it with fruit-based desserts such as pear tart, peach cobbler or apricot soufflé.