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2008 Late Harvest Sémillon

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Winemaker Notes

Loaded with lively notes of pear, apricot, pineapple and honeysuckle -our 2008 Late Harvest Sémillon fills your mouth with bright flavors of ripe tropical and stone fruits with hints of spice and minerality. Its texture is very smooth and round with the perfect amount of acidity to provide great balance. This highly concentrated wine offers a stunning combination blend of power and finesse with a long and persistent finish.

THE 2007 VINTAGE

The grapes for this wine were harvested in January 2008, so in reality, they are from the 2007 growing season. Our wines from this vintage are amazingly balanced, show fantastic intensity of fruit, and have great natural acidity. The summer in Walla Walla started off hot but gave way to cooler conditions during harvest. Winemakers across the Walla Walla Valley rejoiced at such a perfect growing season.

Fermentation

We carefully hand-harvested our Sémillon grapes in early January. Then we gently, whole cluster pressed, settled, and barrel-fermented the juice in 100% used French oak barrels.
The wine was aged sur lie for six months prior to bottling.


Wine Specifics

VINEYARDS:  100% Les Collines 
APPELLATION:  100% Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM:  100% neutral French oak
HARVEST DATES:  January 12, 2008
RESIDUAL SUGARS:  12.8% (120 grams per liter) 
FINISHED ALCOHOL:  13%
PRODUCTION:  244 12/375ml cases

2008 Late Harvest Sémillon