Name – Dolce Late Harvest
Producer – Dolce Wine by Far Niente
Vintage – 2005
Region – USA – California – Napa
Varietal – 90% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc
Pricing – $79.99 – 375mL bottle
Alcohol – 13.8%
A clear wine with intense hues of gold.
Nose is clean with notes of honey, orange, apricot and pear.
This is a sweet dessert wine with high acidity and full body. Bright flavors of golden apple, orange and apricot fruit hit the palate followed by almond, vanilla and honey. The honey lingers on the palate for sweet lengthy finish.
I thought this Dolce Late Harvest by Dolce Wine was an outstanding wine starting from the appearance straight through to the finish. The multitude of flavors on the palate makes for an exceptional experience and for great conversation. Well-balanced, complex with a long finish makes for a sweet ending to any day.
Food – Desserts – Chocolate, Pudding, Fruits, Savory
Wine Enthusiast – 95pts.
Wine Spectator – 92pts.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Aromas of stone and citrus fruits – pear, peach, and orange rind – are balanced by more subtle layers of honey and an earthy minerality. The 2005 Dolce will retain its youthful fruitiness for the first two or three years in bottle, after which its bottle bouquet will emerge as a complement to the ripe fruit. The texture is coating on the palate but the sweetness is held in balance by a mouthwatering oiliness. Flavors of concentrated and ripe citrus fruits dominate in the mouth and linger through the finish, which is both long and coating in texture. Dolce’s style, driven by the ripeness conferred by California’s abundant sunshine, is particularly notable in this vintage. Given the opportunity to age, this wine will develop a perfume in the bottle that will add spice to the concentrated, fruit-driven aromas.
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