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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2016 Una Late Harvest Chardonnay, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: 7.4%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$36

Lawer Estates
2016 Una Late Harvest Chardonnay, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: 7.4%
Brilliant straw green color. Interesting aromas and flavors of fallen green apple, oily roasted peanuts, cashew butter, and oat cereal with a satiny, bright, petillant, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, quick finish conveying nuances of golden raisin compote, rhubarb, and hint of pepper. A funky, earthy dessert wine for aged cheese.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fallen green apple, oily roasted peanuts, cashew butter, and oat cereal
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of golden raisin compote, rhubarb, and hint of pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Gorgonzola, Taleggio, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky, earthy dessert wine for aged cheese.

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

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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.