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2009 Dolce, Napa Valley [3L with Gift Box]
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SKU: 002-DL0931

The word "brilliant" comes to mind.

When it comes to late harvest wines in America, Dolce stands as the pinnacle: a honeyed wine, ripe with aromas of apricot and orange rind, capable of aging and evolving for years to come. Dolce starts in the vineyard, when just the right elements – nature, craftsmanship and a little luck – come together to produce a wine that is truly a triumph over adversity.

The double magnum (3L) bottle is sealed in hand-dipped wax and presented in a stunning, lacquered box. The 375ml bottle arrives in a gold-foil branded, custom gift box.

Wine Specs
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 26 – 31, 2009
31 months in French oak (100% new)
4 – 10 weeks
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of apricot, poached pear and orange rind dominate the more subtle clove and mineral notes. The flavors mimic the aromas on the nose, melding with a mouthwatering texture and added notes of juicy orange and citrus blossom. This wine shows the restraint of youthfulness with the expectation that its bottle bouquet will emerge with a few more years of bottle age.
Vineyard Notes
Dolce’s 20-acre vineyard is located in Coombsville, east of the city of Napa, and is 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 westfacing 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.
Other Notes
As Dolce ages, its appearance transforms from golden to amber hues.