The 2007 Dolce is youthfully fruity with layered aromas ranging from fresh-baked lemon bars to honey and caramel.
In the mouth, the citrus aromas shift to peach and pineapple flavors. The silky entry evolves into a creamy and coating
texture that is rich yet balanced through the finish. Concentrated and fruit-driven, this vintage will reveal additional
layers of aroma and flavor along with a perfumed bottle-bouquet in the years to come.
Dolce’s 20 vineyard acres are located in Coombsville, east of the city of Napa, and are situated at the base of the Vaca
Mountains, which define the eastern border of the valley. The volcanic soil is loose and well drained, and the west-facing
vineyard is protected from the prevailing winds so that the damp, morning fog of autumn—a very important factor in the
development of Botrytis cinerea—hangs longer amongst the vines, often until midday. A combination of high humidity
followed by drying conditions encourages, but does not guarantee, the growth of Botrytis. As the mold develops,
its coverage is seemingly random with individual berries succumbing to Botrytis at different rates, if at all.