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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2015 Betsy’s Vineyard Una Late Harvest, Chardonnay, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.3% RS: 7.4%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$36

Lawer Estates
2015 Betsy’s Vineyard Una Late Harvest, Chardonnay, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.3% RS: 7.4%
Bright old gold color. Aromas and flavors of dried fruits and apricot pits, roasted nuts, gauze and lemon pith, and crushed gravel with an tangy, fruity sweet full body and an interesting, momentary finish with earthy tannins and no oak flavor. A lower quality commercially acceptable example.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: dried fruits and apricot pits, roasted nuts, gauze and lemon pith, and crushed gravel
Taste Flavor: dried fruits and apricot pits, roasted nuts, gauze and lemon pith, and crushed gravel
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lower quality commercially acceptable example.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

The Producer
PO Box 1105
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-331-3728

Their Portfolio

92 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.1% (USA) $24.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Cannon Block, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.2% (USA) $26.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2014 Hillside Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $64.00.
82 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard Una Late Harvest, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 15.3% (USA) $36.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2014 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.4% (USA) $28.00.
94 Lawer Estates 2014 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 14.7% (USA) $32.00.
82 Lawer Estates 2016 Una Late Harvest Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.7% (USA) $36.00.
80 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard Rosé, Syrah, Knights Valley 13.8% (USA) $22.00.
91 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $34.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Hillside Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $65.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2018 Rosé, Syrah, Sonoma County 13.8% (USA) $20.00.
94 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 15.2% (USA) $38.00.
87 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.3% (USA) $28.00.
88 Lawer Estates 2017 Cannon Block, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
88 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.7% (USA) $30.00.

Late Harvest

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
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.