Nichelini Family Winery
The Oldest Family-Owned Winery in Napa Valley
A rare 100% Sémillon, medium-bodied and smooth from beginning to end. Barrel-fermented in 100% new French oak.
This special Estate 100% Sémillon Reserve wine is named for Caterina Nichelini, our founding mother. It is a bit rare in Napa Valley which has only 160 acres of these vines in production. Sémillon is often used in blending with other white wines, especially Sauvignon Blanc. I barrel fermented the wine for about one month to add more nuance. It did complete malolactic fermentation resulting in a smoothness and slight creamy richness to the body with a refreshing concentration of citrus and pear.
A Bordeaux-style white wine, light golden yellow in color with aromas and flavors of smooth buttery vanilla balanced with a background of citrus. It is medium bodied, and has a smooth crisp finish.
Alcohol: 13.0 %
Residual Sugar: 0.05 %
TA: 6.5 g/l
185 cases produced
Appellation: Napa Valley
Sub-appellation: Chiles Valley District
Aging: This Sémillon was barrel fermented 100% new French oak, cellared in stainless for three and a half months and then bottled until release.