Dolce 2004

Dolce, Napa Valley, Late Harvest Wine 2004 As I usually find with this wine, the emulation of Sauternes is quite apparent. In the nose there is honey, caramel, oak, tropical fruits and volatility. In the mouth the memory of my last creme caramel is rekindled, that richness and that sweetness joined by a thickness, a bit of viscosity, great complexity. The grapes are sourced from the Dolce Vineyard in Coombsville at the base of the Vaca Range in Napa. The grapes are 99% Semillon and 1% Sauvignon Blanc. The wine was aged in new French oak for 28 months. 108 grams per litre residual sugar. 12.4% RS. P&B in Oakville 14.1% $64.99 at Bottle Barn Dolce

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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