Dessert Wines


Soul of the Vine Late Harvest Semillon
Santa Ynez Valley, 2011


$45.00

Our Semillon-based dessert wine, Soul of the Vine, is fashioned knowingly utilizing Botrytis Cinerea (otherwise known as the "noble rot"). Rich and mellow, with a honey - caramel nose and subtle flavors of honeysuckle, pear and orange sherbet, this wine truly embodies the soul of the vine.

Soul of the Vine was fermented in stainless steel and then moved to neutral French oak for 13 months of aging prior to release. 88 cases were produced.

Optimal Storage Conditions:
Constant temperature, 55-58°F, darkness.

Aging Potential:
To enjoy young fruit aromas, consume within 1-3 years of bottling date. For extended aging under ideal conditions, consume within 3-10 years of bottling date.

Vineyards:
100% Rusack estate

Bottle analysis:
Alcohol: 13.8%, Residual Sugar 13.06%
Harvest Brix 42.3, pH 3.81

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