2009 Stony Hill Semillon de Soleil

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Our golden toned 2009 Semillon de Soleil has seven percent residual sugar, which winemaker Mike Chelini has balanced with crisp acidity, make it a delightful finish to your festive dinner.  It has a clean natural sweetness, which reminds us of biting into a sun kissed peach in August.  We also detect honey and caramel flavors, a distinct dried fig element, and a lingering peachy aftertaste.  We always suggest stone fruit desserts as appropriate pairings, but how about a cheese platter with bunches of grapes, a bit of quince paste and crisp, herb-flavored biscuits.  With this wine we love the saltiness of Roquefort cheese, but if you are looking for more local choices we suggest Humbolt Fog, Goat's Leap Sumi, and the Cowgirl Creamery's Mt. Tam.

2009 Stony Hill Semillon de Soleil

Tech Details

Farming: Dry Farmed Age of Vines: 6-55 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Semillon
Grapes: Grown at Stony Hill Vineyard and Two Dog Vineyard, Calistoga. Produce and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: Stony Hill, October 1. Two Dog, September 29.
Fermentation Time: 21 days in old French Oak barrels Fermentation Temp: 60 degrees
Aging Time: 7 months in old French Oak Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: June 4, 2010 Total Acidity: .65
Residual Sugar: 7% Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.82 Aging Potential: 10 years+
Production: 106 (375mL bottles) Release Date: September 2011
Price at Winery: $30.00/bottle