2016 Lexington Wine Co. Semillon

Gist Ranch Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains AVA

“We have about an acre of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon at our Gist Ranch Estate Vineyard.  These two varieties are quite rare in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our Semillon is an homage to the ‘Hunter Valley’ style, picked early to preserve acidity, as Semillon is notoriously low in acid. It was fermented in oak, and then transferred to stainless. This style of Semillon starts out lean and focused and should age for long time and put on weight and depth with time in the bottle. The alcohol is only about 10.5%, so this wine is pretty unique in the wine world.”

– Winemaker Nathan Kandler

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