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Grande River Vineyards

Grande River Vineyards
2014 Late Harvest, Viognier, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 7.9%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$20.99

Grande River Vineyards
2014 Late Harvest, Viognier, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 7.9%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of cappuccino with cocoa, toasty baklava, and dried peach and persimmon with a silky, bright, off-dry medium body and a smooth, compelling, short-to-medium finish manifesting notes of golden raisin compote and almond and hazelnut oil. A nicely balanced and not too sweet dessert offering that will excel with cheese and nut platters.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: cappuccino with cocoa, toasty baklava, and dried peach and persimmon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of golden raisin compote and almond and hazelnut oil
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely balanced and not too sweet dessert offering that will excel with cheese and nut platters.

The Producer

Grande River Vineyards Winery

The Producer
PO Box 129
Palisade, CO 81526
USA
1 970-464-5867

Late Harvest

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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.