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2012 Sémillon

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Winemaker Notes

The nose of this wine greets you with brilliant notes of Golden Delicious apples, honeydew melon, and honeysuckle flowers. A richer nuance of lemon butter melts into ripe tropical flavors of kiwi and passion fruit. The mouthwatering acidity of this wine is balanced by a well-rounded mid-palate, leaving you with a lively and lingering finish.

The 2012 Vintage

Spring brought us more precipitation than usual, followed by a hot, dry summer. We experienced plenty of warm days without it being overly hot, and this is exactly what the grape vines like—we were right where we wanted to be in terms of heat units received. We began harvest in mid-September and finished in approximately 5 weeks. 2012 boasted our largest harvest of exceptional fruit so far!

VITICULTURE

100% estate, sustainably farmed. Founding member of VINEA.

WINE SPECIFICS

Varietal(s):  89% Sémillon, 11% Sauvignon Blanc       
Vineyard(s): 52% Les Collines, 28% Seven Hills, 20% Goff
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley       
Oak Program: 100% French oak; 100% used     
Harvest Date(s): September 2 - October 3, 2012   
Finished Alcohol: 13.9% by volume    
Total Production: 871 cases   
Bottling Date(s): February 2, 2013   
Release Date: May 3, 2013   
Price: $21.00  

2012 Sémillon

Awards & Accolades
91 pts, Wine Enthusiast: "Editors' Selection. Crystal clean, clear, and fresh...mixes ripe citrus, tangerine, and melon fruits with a touch of barrel toast... Simply delicious."
Wine Advocate: ""A fresh, delicious white with loads of juicy, vibrant stone fruits, hints of brioche and citrus, as well as a medium-bodied, fresh and crisp palate feel.""