Dolce Late Harvest Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc (half-bottle) 1999

Dessert from Napa Valley, California

Price: $71.99
Item No. 61811
  • WE97
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS96

Winemaker's Notes

Dolce is a blend of 76% Semillon and 24% Sauvignon Blanc. The rich, exotic fruit flavors and the honeyed botrytis character of the wine are complemented by toasty oak overtones that are balanced by a long, clean finish. Despite the difficulties experienced in the vineyard, this blend holds great promise. This warm vintage naturally developed more tropical flavors than some previous vintages - a reflection of vineyard location and vintage. The wine should continue to grow in complexity and interest as it ages in the bottle. -Dirk Hampson, Director of Winemaking

Learn About Dolce

Dolce was founded in 1989 by the three partners of Far Niente as they started pursuing the goal of creating world-class late-harvest wine in the Napa Valley. Dolce devotes itself exclusively to the production of a single late-harvest wine blended from botrytised Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Other Dessert

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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