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Riesling Late Harvest Wine Details
Price: $21.95 per bottle

Description: The Riesling grapes were allowed to hang on the vine until the end of November when their sugars become concentrated by Noble Rot. Botrytis, or "Noble Rot", dehydrates the berries, reducing the yield of fruit from 3 tons per acre to 1/4 ton per acre, but increasing the sugar content from 22 brix to a mind blowing 55 brix in 2001. This produces a wine of intense complexity and abundant residual sugar. This wine exhibits aromas of crème brulee, baked apples, pear juice, and layers of vanilla, butterscotch, and honey. Super sweet and viscous, this "Nectar of the Gods" is the ultimate dessert wine and will age indefinitely. Only 180 cases made. "My favorite is the voluptuous 2001 late-harvest riesling." New York Times - Howard G. Goldberg. Silver Medal International Eastern Wine Competition. Dold Medal - 2003 NYW&FC. 90 Points Wine Spectator.

Varietal Definition
On the sweeter end of the spectrum, some of the best dessert wines should give thanks to the Riesling varietal. Riesling is known for its complementary nature of combining balanced acidity with sugar. Rieslings are made dry to sweet, but it is the sweet style Riesling that brought about its popularity in the United States. With the rise of spicy sauces, marinades and dips to flavor our meal, Riesling plays a part in taking off the edge of the heat. Riesling is known for a number of signature characteristics: floral, citrus and pear. Riesling has peaked in California with 11,000 acres planted. Today, Monterey County’s cool-climate areas and its long growing season produce good amounts of character for the Riesling grape. Outside of


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