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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
R.A. Harrison Nobility (375ML half-bottle) 2007
R.A. Harrison Nobility (375ML half-bottle) 2007
(search item no. 113503)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This limited production wine has layers of melon, vanilla and honey. Toasty oak, sweet fig, and tobacco, a balanced acidity, Asian spices and a rich-honeyed finish. 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 until bottling.
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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. With the right winemaker and special weather conditions highly concentrated sweet wines such as Chateau Y'Quem in Sauterne, France, can be made.

After 25 years perfecting these rare dessert wines at Beringer, Roger launched his own winery, R.A. Harrison Family Cellars, dedicated to special botrytised wines. The winemaking and grapes selected for these wines are very similar to those used at Chateau Y'Quem.