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Categores: Dolce Napa Valley, Food and Wine Recipes, Wine Pairing

Poached Apple and Late Harvest Dolce

“This started as a simple-yet-elegant almond cake, but I couldn’t resist all the autumn apples showing up in local markets and groceries. The good news is threefold. First, both recipes are straightforward with easy-to-follow steps, though you’ll definitely want to keep your chef hat on...

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Categores: Dolce Napa Valley

We have a special treat for Dolce lovers: James Beard Award Winner and celebrated pastry chef, Gale Gand, whipped together this recipe for Pavlova, a delicious meringue-based confection. The fresh fruit and delicate texture of the meringue make this a fine complement to our sister winery’s...

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Categores: Dolce Napa Valley

This is a very simple dessert–just remember to assemble when everything is fresh and warm. This dessert goes great with all kinds of seasonal fruit: in springtime, source ripe strawberries and raspberries; in summer, look for beautiful stone fruit such as peaches or cherries; and...

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Categores: Dolce Napa Valley, Viticulture

From Noble Rot to Liquid Gold – the key to Dolce’s sweetness begins in the vineyard. Our late-harvest wine comes from a delicate blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in Coombsville and Oak Knoll. Inspired by the French Sauternes-style, the Dolce vineyard is...

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Categores: Cabernet Wine Club, Dolce Napa Valley

We’ve finally begun bottling the 2010 Dolce!  After nearly two-and-a-half years of barrel aging (about 922 days, but who’s counting?) this vintage of Dolce is ready for the bottle. It’s been a long journey, but it’s not over yet.  This wine was harvested over several...

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Apr

22

Size Matters?

Categores: Dolce Napa Valley, Visit Far Niente, Winemaking

Excuse me, that’s a provocative title for a wine seminar! Earlier this month I had the pleasure of defending just that concept in the context of Dolce. Pebble Beach Food & Wine afforded the opportunity for me to share the 2001 Dolce from three bottle...

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