2014 Grgich Hills Estate Violetta, Late Harvest
A classically-produced late harvest wine is truly a special wine that is not made every year. Unlike other wines, the weather and vineyard conditions to create this wine must be perfect in order for this wine to be produced. The result of Botrytis cinerea, a beneficial mold that evaporates moisture from the grapes while concentrating the flavor. The end result produces very little juice from each grape cluster harvested. This decadent late harvest dessert wine has rich aromas of honeysuckle, mandarin orange, baked apple and pear. The perfect end to a perfect meal, this wine pairs well with fruit driven desserts, cheesecake, and crème brûlée.