Homewood Winery, Semillion Late Harvest 2011, Lake County, North Coast, CA
This botrytized dessert wine from California is smooth and full, with aromatic notes of floral and honey, and stone fruits on the palate with a long honey, saffron finish.
APPELLATION (AVA): Lake County
REGION: North Coast
VINEYARD: Hawkins Vineyard
SOIL: River rock bottom, sand, rocks, clay (loam)
PRACTICE: Organic, sustainable
VINIFICATION: 50% botrytis harvest at 36 brix, fermented and aged on stainless steel tanks
COLOR: Deep gold
BODY: Full bodied
TASTE: Sweet (6% residual sugar)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Floral, honey, dried apricots,
FLAVOR: Luscious and smooth, saffron, stone fruit, honey
FORMAT: 75 ml
SERVICE AND FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION: Serve chilled. Pair with a cheese plate, or a panna cotta.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Homewood Winery
Homewood Winery is an artisan, handcrafted, and small-batch winery located in Carneros, Sonoma, owned and operated by David Homewood, who is the pure definition of a “Author winemaker.” David is originally from Illinois, though he moved to California in the late 70s and produced his first vintage in 1983. His very distinctive style and his sense of "terroir wine" have made him an exceptional being who, for forty years, has never compromised his quality for the sake of commerce, or ever suffered from "Parker Syndrome". Homewood Winery is the perfect example of excellent wines that remain at more-than-reasonable prices.