2010 IL PASSITO Reserve, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
2010 IL PASSITO Reserve, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
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DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - 2014 American Fine Wine Competition
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Wine Specs
63% Sauvignon Blanc, 37% Semillon
North Coast
37.4 Brix at harvest
6.9 g/L
Barrel-fermented and aged for 19 months in 100% new French oak barrels
Residual Sugar
13.5 Brix (135 g/L)
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This deep yellow-gold hued wine offers aromas of honey, sweet vanilla, apricot nectar, and fragrant flowers. The bouquet is complimented by the toasty notes from the selection of French oak barrels and the aging “on the yeast” for 19 months. The wine is uncommonly viscous and lingers on the palate long after tasting. The natural sweetness leaves a lasting impression that is a signature of perfectly overripe wine grapes.
♦ Double Gold Medal - 2014 American Fine Wine Competition ♦ Double Gold Medal - 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Winemaker Notes
Il Passito is a regal dessert wine made from overripe grapes which develop Botrytis cinerea, or “Noble Rot”, shriveling the skins and enhancing sugar, acid, and flavor intensity. This succulent and deliciously spicy white wine is made in the style of some of the world’s greatest dessert wines, such as Sauternes and the “dried grape” white wines of Sicily such as “Passito di Pantelleria”.
Food Pairing Notes
A great after-dinner sipping wine, perfect with farm cheeses and sweet preparations of the Sicilian tradition. Its rich concentration and delectable peach and apricot flavours should be enjoyed with dried fruit (especially figs), or foie gras with honey or almond paste on a crostini to show its complex and intriguing aromas and succulent spice. It is very rich on the palate and also ideal with seasonal fresh fruit desserts.
1215 Cases (18 x 500mL bottles)
Product Reviews
Crystal's Gravatar
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(Aug 31, 2014 at 12:15 AM)
Worth the price, a special occasion wine, this is the gold of moscatos, my favorite, a must try and buy!

Sam's Gravatar
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(Dec 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM)
One of the best sweet/dessert wines I've ever had. Tried it during June, 2014 visit and bought a bottle on the spot. Just opened it this weekend and did not disappoint.

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(Feb 4, 2015 at 6:15 AM)
This wine is such a treat, you will love the decadent smooth taste. It is by far worth its cost. This is one of my top "treat yourself" wines. Highly recommend to try, you'll be happy you did. Cheers.

Patrick's Gravatar
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(Mar 11, 2015 at 6:25 AM)
Awesome sweet wine. Almost too sweet, which is how me and my wife like it. A dessert wine in true fashion. After a meal heavy or light instead of a cake or ice cream this will suffice. Nice and chilled after the bottle is gone you will wish you purchased two!