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1994 Dolce (Far Niente) Late Harvest Proprietary Blend

USA California North Coast Napa

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Score: 95 Rated By : Wine Spectator Mar-1998

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Dolce (Far Niente) Late Harvest Proprietary Blend 1994
Heaven in a bottle...well almost
Life is a Cabernet
Life is a Cabernet

Rated  on Jan 08, 2008

Having spent much of 2007 putting together a full vertical of Dolce, it was time to start sampling over the holidays. The 1994 being the most recently procured, I started there.

Lovely golden color, almost a maize brilliance. Not nearly as viscous as the 2001 I had a few months back.

Nose: slightly honeyed, pineapple, peaches, and pears. It took several approaches for me to discern the aromas as nothing was too overwhelming.

Palate: Smooth and succulent with pear and pineapple on the front and an almost lemony acidity on the backend bringing a bit of a pucker. Not as sweet as I would have liked, medium to medium-low. Surprisingly long finish. Remnants of the acidity lingered for 10+ minutes.

A delightful wine. Not what I was expecting since having the 2001, but I'm certainly looking forward to tasting all the others and comparing to find a favorite year.

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Network Reviews

Liquid Gold It Is
Score: 93 points
Drink by: Now to 2 years
Sampled 11/15/05. The nose is apricot. The wine is a blend of apricots and peaches with a hint of white raisins. This wine has no syrupy qualities to it and does feel like liquid gold in your mouth. One of the few dessert wines that can be enjoyed as its own dessert. I`d like some more complexity out of it to give it a higher rating, but this wine is hard to ignore in terms of what it does so well.
Posted by mxpbuy on November 17, 2005
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