Small batch, single-vineyard wines from the Napa Valley
Molly Lyman, Winemaker
Before striking out on her own, Winemaker Molly Lyman spent fifteen years working alongside many of California's most renowned and celebrated winemakers (Heidi Barrett, Philipe Melka, Julien Fayard, Mike Hirby, and Scott Rich). She credits this tutelage for honing her detailed-focused, site-honoring winemaking style.
Molly currently acts as consulting winemaker for a handful of wine brands within the Napa Valley. With Proxy Wines, Molly will focus on winemaking as a hobby, crafting varietals that she enjoys drinking on her days off. Overall production will always be limited.
Wine industry veteran Michael Pozzan has partnered with Molly in launching Proxy Wines.
2015 Napa Valley Semillon
Cofermented with 21% Sauvignon Blanc
Structured, textured, and light on its feet
195 cases produced
The Proxy Sémillon is a blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc sourced from the Volker Eisele Family Estate vineyard in the Chiles Valley AVA of Napa Valley. Both varietals were harvested together on August 20th, 2015, at 22.4° Brix. After hand sorting, the grapes were pressed whole cluster. The resulting juice was fermented partially in a stainless steel tank, then sent to neutral barrels to finish fermentation. Once alcoholic fermentation was complete, the wine was stabilized to prevent malolactic fermentation, and spent the next five months aging sur lie.
In the glass, the wine is a lovely light straw color, with shimmery golden undertones thanks to the sur lie aging. Enticing from the start with aromas of wet stone, mandarin oranges, and a subtle exotic note of gardenias, the mouth shows a light minerality layered with lemon zest, tangerines, and just a hint of fresh almonds. The weighty, textured palate is balanced by a fresh and clean acidity.
Where to Buy
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Places selling Proxy:
Sonoma's Best, Sonoma California www.sonomas-best.com
The Panel Wine Shop, Sonoma California www.panelwines.com
Enoteca Della Santina, Sonoma California www.enotecadellasantina.com
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