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Blakeslee Vineyard Estate

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate
2014 Chehalem Vineyards, Late Harvest Riesling, Chehalem Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.1% RS: 5.6%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$45

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate
2014 Chehalem Vineyards, Late Harvest Riesling, Chehalem Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.1% RS: 5.6%
Clear straw color. Tropical, floral, exotic aromas and flavors of cologne, exotic spices, dental rubber, and micro greens and herbs with a soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, quirky, breezy spiced melon, nectarine and apple and dried flowers and citrus finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. A dainty, exotically aromatic dessert wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Funky
Aroma Aroma: cologne, exotic spices, dental rubber, and micro greens and herbs
Taste Flavor: spiced melon, nectarine and apple and dried flowers and citrus
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dainty, exotically aromatic dessert wine.

The Producer

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate, Inc.

The Producer
20875 SW Chapman Rd
Sherwood, OR 97140
USA
1 503- 625-6902

Late Harvest

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Serve in a Copita
Late harvest refers to a sweet dessert wine produced from grapes picked at a later date than normal, anywhere from a week to several months. While this can refer to any type of wine, it is generally used to describe white wines such as Riesling or Gewurztraminer that are harvested late to acquire extra natural sugar, resulting in a sweeter wine. These sweeter wines are often golden or deep yellow in color with flavors of honey, caramel and ripe apricot; these are to be served with desserts such as almond or pear tart or with foie gras or blue cheeses.