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Whitewater Hill Vineyards

Whitewater Hill Vineyards
2016 Zero Below Late Harvest, Chardonnay, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2% RS: 10.7%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Whitewater Hill Vineyards
2016 Zero Below Late Harvest, Chardonnay, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2% RS: 10.7%
Golden straw color. Buttery aromas and flavors of buttered rice, roasted nuts, and caramel dipped apples with a round, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and an effortless, breezy finish revealing nuances of cinnamon sugar. A hyper-buttery chardonnay for after dinner quaffing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: buttered rice, roasted nuts, and caramel dipped apples
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of cinnamon sugar
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mixed Berries, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A hyper-buttery chardonnay for after dinner quaffing.

The Producer

Whitewater Hill Vineyards

The Producer
220 32 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81503
USA
1 970-434-6868

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.