R.A. Harrison Nobility (375ML half-bottle) 2006

Dessert from California

$75.00 $35.99
Save $39.01
Item No. 108938
  • WE93
  • WS92
Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This 2006 Nobility is the winery's premier wine, made from single berry selection in vineyard and winery, barrel fermented and aged in French oak cooperage. Fermentation is very slow and steady, lasting almost a month. The wine is then aged in French oak for 19 months till bottling.

"After several decades of working with botrytis, I have very distinct ideas about winemaking," explains Roger Harrison, the winemaker. "Balance is essential. How would I describe this wine? Layers of apricot jam, sweet fig, vanilla and honey, a balanced acidity with Asian spices, crème brulee and a rich honeyed finish."

Critical Acclaim

"Here's a fancy dessert wine that's super-sweet, yet has the crisp acidity needed for balance. It erupts in ripe apricots, pineapples and peaches that taste like they were baked into a rich crème brûlée custard. Give it a bit more concentration and it would be sensational."
93 Points

"Fragrant honeyed lemon notes have wonderful spicy tobacco and fresh ginger root hints. The ripe, sweet-tasting dried apricot notes are balanced with a soft acidity. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2014"
92 Points

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Learn About R.A. Harrison

Roger Harrison for many in the wine industry has been known as Mr. Botrytis. Since 1983 he has worked at Beringer on the Nightingale wines made from highly concentrated grapes blessed with botrytis cinera (noble rot). These are very rare and hard to make wines. They require special winemaking expertise to maximize the rare weather conditions that produce these rare and noble wines....

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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