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2017 Sebastiani Sémillon, Russian River Valley Image

2017 Sebastiani Sémillon, Russian River Valley

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$28.00
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SKU: 001410

Beautifully aromatic with melon, lychee, and citrus zest. Stone fruit characteristics with a wonderfully luscious, smooth mouth-feel, adding depth. Round and supple, it is perfect for sipping on a warm day.

Winemaker Notes
This 2017 marks the inaugural vintage of Russian River Valley Semillon for Sebastiani. Beautifully aromatic with notes of melon, lychee, and citrus zest, this wine draws you in. Stone fruit characteristics follow with a wonderfully luscious and smooth mouth-feel, adding depth to the concentrated flavors on the palate. Round and supple, it is perfect for sipping on a warm day. - David Nakaji, Winemaker
Composition
97% Semillon, 3% Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Semillon
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Acid
5.0 g/L
pH
3.59
Aging
100% Stainless steel
Fermentation
100% Stainless steel
Bottling Date
April 2018
Alcohol %
13.40
Production Notes
The 2017 growing season started out with record-setting rainfalls, delaying bud break from years past. Spring and summer experienced a mixture of foggy, warm, and windy conditions. The summer months were moderately warm allowing the grapes to mature at an ideal pace. Extreme heat spikes at the end of August to early September pushed harvest ahead of schedule. The fruit for this Semillon was harvested at night to ensure cold fruit at the time of pressing. Harvesting took place on September 1st, 2017. To maintain freshness and preserve the distinct characteristics of the varietal, we minimized exposure to the air. The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks to promote a fresh, crisp style and let the fruit shine.
Vineyard Notes
Known for its cool, foggy climate and rocky, volcanic soils, the Russian River Valley produces an extraordinary range of Burgundian varietals. This Semillon comes from the northeastern corner of the Russian River Valley, the Chalk Hill AVA. The complexity of the Terroir, diverse climates and soils provide a bit of grassiness and great fruit concentration to the wine.