2015 Stony Hill Semillon de Soleil

Each year we are pleased to offer a small amount of our lovely dessert wine, Semillon de Soleil. Taking our cue from the Italian approach, we pick fruit when it is ripe, but still not too high in sugar. We lay it on trays in the sun for about two weeks to let the fruit get rich and concentrated. From there, we crush and ferment the grapes, and the result is a wonderfully sweet dessert wine that still retains a good amount of its acid. It is a perfect companion for lighter fruit-oriented desserts or for aged cheeses.

The 2015 vintage is an extremely well balanced wine. Its aroma is reminiscent of pears, apple blossoms and honey. There are notes of candied citrus and a lingering, yet not cloying, finish. We are very fond of this vintage; yet another wine that has captured the essence of the unusual 2015 crop year.

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SKU: SS15
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Semillon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 23rd
Acid
.72
pH
3.6
Aging
10 months in neutral French oak barrels
Fermentation
3 weeks in 8 to 28-year-old barrels at 60 degrees
Bottling Date
June 17th, 2016
Residual Sugar
9.0
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Grapes
Grown at Two Dog Vineyard, Calistoga. Produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard
Filtering
Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Aging Potential
5+ year
Release Date
September 2017
Production
104 Cases