2011 SIMI Late Harvest Riesling Alexander Valley 375ml
Pair with baked brie with apricot jam as an appetizer, or apple, pecan and pumpkin pies for dessert.
Brilliantly clear, golden straw in color with intriguing aromas of spiced apples, apricot, passion fruit and honey with a hint of pineapple and cidery notes.
Brilliantly clear, golden straw in color with intriguing aromas of spiced apples, apricot, passion fruit and honey with a hint of pineapple and cidery notes. Intense flavors of pineapple, apricot and passion fruit with a lively acidity to carry the weight of the fruit. Beautiful and rare, concentrated fruit with a silky, round and voluptuous texture.
100% White Riesling
This vineyard is next to the Russian River in Alexander Valley, a low set vineyard that produces late harvest wine almost every year, very special and amazing for Alexander Valley.
Always a challenge to make: and signals the end of harvest, but a lengthy fermentation that lasts 67 days. Harvested on 10/24/11 at 42.1° Brix The juice that produced this wine was concentrated; liquid gold with beautifully intense honey, floral and stonefruit notes that carry over into the wine, ferment slowly and stopping on it's own at 10.5% alcohol on 12/31/09 has a residual sugar of 23.8%. It's natural concentration and acidity lend balance and elegance to this rare wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Fresh fruit tart or strong cheese.
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