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Producer: Far NienteGrape Varieties: Semillon 80%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%Optimum Drinking: Within 15 yearsWine Style: Unctuous balanced dessert wineAlcohol by Volume: 14%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: USA
Dolce is intensely fruity, driven by aromas of citrus and stone fruits, and layered with notes of honey and spice. Ripe peach and pear dominate in the nose and are complemented with notes of orange zest, dried apricot and fig. The palate is loaded with ripe and juicy apricot. It begins with a silky entry, followed by an unctuous and balanced mid-palate, and a mouth-watering, clean finish.
Far Niente, one of the earliest stone wineries, derives its name from the Italian phrase "Dolce Far Niente" (how sweet it is to do nothing). It was founded in 1885 and flourished until prohibition. Abandoned for over 60 years, the winery was purchased in 1979 by Gil Nickel. He started the long process of restoring it. Far Niente's quest to produce outstanding wines of distinctive character has led them to a philosophy that requires vineyard ownership. Today, they own 200 acres (3 different vineyard sites) of what many regard as some of the finest vineyard land in the Napa Valley.
The wine spends 31 months in 100% new French oak.
Delicious with crème brulee or sticky toffee pudding.
Semillon 80%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%
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