2014 Chalk Hill Semillon, Russian River Valley
Our 2014 Botrytised Semillon offers mouthwatering aromas of orange peel, fig, and nectarine that carry through to the palate. Smooth and rich on the palate, it has flavors of peach, apricot, honey and nutmeg that are complimented by balanced acidity and sweetness.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine will pair wonderfully with desserts such as apple or almond tarts, and crème brulee, but it is also perfect with blue cheese and fresh fruit as an aperitif.
Russian River Valley
October 23, 2014
34.75° Avg Brix at harvest
18 months; 100% French oak, 50% new
Cultured “sauternes” yeast no malolactic fermentation 100% malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage
June 30, 2017
2014 was another fabulous vintage, which provided us with wines of both finesse and concentration. The grapes are painstakingly harvested one by one, pressed into a thick nectar and fermented slowly in barrel. Lengthy barrel aging in French oak builds layers of complexity.
Our Late Harvest Botrytised Semillon SEMILLON is planted on a cool, low lying, protected site with shallow clay soils that are well suited to this Bordeaux native. This block is perfectly situated to promote the growth of Botrytis cinerea, or noble rot. It’s this mold that helps create the world’s best late harvest wines. Our Botrytised Semillon is made only when the weather conditions allow.