Late Harvest Shahpar

2011 Late Harvest Shahpar

This rare and extremely limited wine is made only when nature’s good fortune allows the harvesting of grapes affected with botrytis cinerea (noble rot). The white grapes destined for this wine were still on the vine in mid November, slowly dehydrating and accumulating the noble rot essential for achieving its exquisite profile of honey and apricot.

  • 375 mL
    $70
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Tasting notes

2011 Shahpar opens with enticing aromas of honeysuckle, orange marmalade and juicy white peach.

The second of two consecutive low-yielding vintages, the 2011 harvest rewarded us with a superb fruit quality. A delicate creamy texture outlines the palate which displays classic flavors of crème brûlée, apricot jam and mission fig complemented by toasty notes of honeyed-almond, hazelnut and grilled brioche. The wine offers a pleasing balance of sweetness and acidity at once, and finishes with spicy hints of cinnamon and vanilla.

Composition

60% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc

Cooperage

Aged 17 months in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyards in Oak Knoll and Mount Veeder

Availability

110 cases