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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Dearest Late Harvest Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2010
Dearest Late Harvest Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2010
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PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $9.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant golden topaz color. Enticing nose of butterscotch, fig, mango, ginger and candied apple. Sweet start with candied pineapple and caramel apple flavors and balanced acidity that refreshes the decadent candied fruit on the palate. Apple, butterscotch and mango flavors dominate this luscious dessert wine. Dearest's finish goes on and on. Enjoy on its own or with Roquefort, stilton or gorgonzola cheeses, dark or white chocolate, crème brulee, as well as fruit pies, tarts, and soufflés. Dearest is the perfect pairing partner for holiday meals. Best served at cellar temperature.
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About Dearest:

Dearest is a complex and pleasingly sweet dessert wine with tree and tropical fruit flavors surrounding an acid backbone, and is a label of Derek Rohlff's Bravium project.

Bravium translates from Latin as "reward, prize, or gift" and sums up Proprietor and Winemaker Derek Rohlffs' feelings about wine – namely that it is a reward for their labors, a prized part of mealtime, and a gift to be shared. Derek's winemaking philosophy is an extension of his Environmental Studies background and belief that great wine begins in the vineyard. Bravium utilizes minimalist winemaking practices and its wines are balanced and food-friendly. One of Derek's music heroes, Jack White, has said: "Technology is the disease you have to fight in any creative field…ease of use [is the enemy]." And while winemaking is part art and part science, Bravium emphasizes traditional methods whenever possible. Bravium was created to give back to charitable organizations by way of its Sip&Give donation platform.