Dolce embraces a deceptively simple philosophy, the pursuit of perfection in the art of late harvest winemaking. Created in 1985 by the partners of Far Niente, its existence is the result of overcoming remarkable adversity and developing expertise where no one else in the U.S. had it. Dolce stands as the pinnacle, where Mother Nature and craftsmanship combine to define luxury through a wine capable of flirting with your emotions like no other.
With a classic blend of late harvest Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, Dolce is the only American winery dedicated to producing a single late harvest wine. Dolce has brought forth a wine in every vintage, yet in small, unpredictable quantities; witness to the incredible difficulties presented every year in the effort to make Dolce. Dolce is an extraordinary wine bred from a combination of sunshine, soil, fog, expertise and dedication; a wondrous luxury, limited by nature to always being a gift of absurd rarity.--Winemakers Note
Dolce is youthful in its forward presentation of fruit aromas and flavors. Melon and citrus notes suggest canteloupe and orange rind. The honeysuckle Botrytis character is particularly strong in the mouth, as is Dolce's signature silky texture and long, mouthwatering finish. More subtle flavors of toasted almonds, fig, and dried apricots integrate nicely with notes of brioche and bread pudding.--Winemakers Note
With this wine, Dolce cements its status as California's most consistently great dessert wine. This year's blend is 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, and the grapes were infected with the botrytis, resulting in the fantastic sweetness. Devastating in apricot, orange, pear, honey, vanilla and creme brulee flavors, in an unctuous, viscous texture, with wonderfully clean acidity, it's certainly one of the greatest sweet California wines in memory.--Wine Enthusiast 98 Points!!!
A beautifully sweet late-harvest Semillon-based dessert wine grown in foggy Coombsville and aged for 30 months, this California sauterne rivals Chateau d'Yquem with its f lavors of fig, tapioca, passion fruit, and orange peel.--Robb Report 2010