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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2013 Late Harvest Riesling

Our Late Harvest Riesling is left on the vine to develop botrytis cinerea, the “noble rot,” and then is harvested a full two months after our Dry Riesling. The juice inside each grape is reduced to a precious golden syrup.

Vintage

  • 2013

Varietal

  • 100% Riesling

Appellation

  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch

Harvest

  • December 17

Grape Sugar

  • 37.0° Brix

Residual Sugar

  • 194 grams/Liter

Alcohol

  • 11%

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The Vintage

The spring was warm and dry, getting the vines off to an early start. The weather stayed warm throughout the summer but was free of damaging heat spells. September brought a classic Napa Valley autumn with warm days and very cool nights. With the consistent warmth, the harvest began about two weeks early and we had a very busy September. The beautiful growing season resulted in truly exceptional wines—full of ripe flavors, developed in the sunshine, and balanced by natural acidity from the cool nights.

The Wine

A stunning nose of ripe apricots, roses, orange blossom, tangerine and crème brulée leads to voluptuously sweet, yet fresh and lively peach, apricot and pineapple flavors.

Food Affinities

Shines with desserts featuring apples, pears, peaches or apricots.

Vintages  2013 2012 2011 2009 2007


Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards