2007 Stony Hill Semillon de Soleil

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The 2007 vintage is a particularly light and delicate example of this sweet dessert wine from our Semillon vineyard. Palest gold in color, its bouquet hints of caramel and honey and in the mouth you pick up more of the same plus a delicious apricot finish. At 9% residual sugar, it is less sweet than usual, and its crisp acidity gives the wine a fine balance. The alcohol is 13%. We always suggest accompanying this wine with stone fruit desserts, but perhaps the mild flavors of almond and orange biscotti or a sweet almond cake would match the discreet flavors of this wine.

2007 Stony Hill Semillon de Soleil

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 5-54 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: 100% Semillon
Grapes: Grown at Stony Hill Vineyard, St. Helena and Two Dog Vineyard, Calistoga, and produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: 9/10/2007 - 9/11/2007
Dehydration Time: 17 days drying in sun on wooden prune trays; crushed 9/27/2007 Fermentation Time: 21 days in old French oak barrels
Fermentation Temp: 60 degrees Aging Time: Seven months in old French oak barrels
Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation Bottling Date: 4/3/2008
Total Acidity: .69% Residual Sugar: 9%
Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.44
Aging Potential: 10 years + Production: 94 - 12-packs of 375 ml bottles
Release Date: June 2010 Price at Winery: $15.00 per bottle