2009 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sémillon

2009 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sémillon

Appellation
Napa Valley

Type
White
Varietal
Sémillon
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This wine combines the silky mouthfeel of Sémillon, with crisp, refreshing acidity and subtle oak nuance.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
2 Vineyards Harvested
Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Sémillon Cooperage 100% French Oak Château-style barrels (60 Gallons) 100% Barrel-fermented in 50% new, 50% 2nd vintage oak
Winemaker Notes
This wine combines the silky mouthfeel of Sémillon, with crisp, refreshing acidity and subtle oak nuance. The aromas are distinctive and engaging, with notes of ginger, passion fruit and graham cracker. On the palate, Bartlett pear, lemongrass and stone fruit flavors support a bright mid-palate, before leading to a lengthy finish that highlights the varietal’s classic viscous texture.
Production
From our first Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc blocks to our final red-varietal Estate picks, our 2009 harvest spanned more than two months. Though the 2009 growing season presented certain challenges—from early shatter to late-season rain—attention to detail and site-specific techniques in the vineyards yielded a crop of high-quality fruit. This included aggressive leafing, an early thinning protocol and a heavy field sort to select only the most desirable grapes.
Other Notes
Released: May 2010
Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Sémillon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
August 24-30, 2009
Sugar
20.1° Brix
Acid
0.52 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.53
Aging
7 months sur lie
Fermentation
21 days fermentation at 50° F
Bottling Date
April 2010
Alcohol %
12.4
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