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The best aging wines in the world are not dry reds but rather sweet whites; the concentration of residual grape sugars and acidity in Cluster Select Late Harvest wines can result in nectars that are delicious a century or more after the grapes were harvested; the perfect wines to celebrate birthdays, weddings and other special events. We don't suggest that these Navarro wines will age a century, but our recently tasted 1983 Cluster Select Riesling was still delicious at 35 years of age.

2013 Gewürztraminer Cluster Select Late Harvest - Gold Medal winner. Best of Show.
Harvest sugars 33.2 Brix; Residual sugars 15.5%; Total acidity 13.8 gm/L; pH 2.99
Gewürz has thick skins, not easily prone to rot. This 2013 is a rare wine as it was picked a month earlier than the prior vintages with more acidity. A scintillating yin-yang of sweetness counter-balanced with acidity. $35.00 (375 ml)

2013 Riesling Cluster Select Late Harvest - Gold Medal winner. Best of Show.
Harvest sugars 32.5 Brix; Residual sugars 15.4%; Total acidity 12.4 gm/L; pH 3.05
Pliny wrote about a sweet wine from 121 BC, a famous vintage of classical antiquity: “The wine now has lasted for 200 years.” This bottling with great acidity and honeyed fruit promises delight for decades. $35.00 (375 ml)

2014 Riesling Cluster Select Late Harvest - Gold Medal winner. Best of Show.
Harvest sugars 36.8 Brix; Residual sugars 19.5%; Total acidity 10.7 gm/L; pH 3.09
The most prized German wines are trockenbeerenauslese, where the must weight is over 150 Oechsle, roughly equivalent in the US to about 35° Brix. Concentrated flavors of apricot, honey and tropical fruits with taut acidity. $35.00 (375 ml)


[left] “Even in blind tastings in the United States, one sip is enough for tasters to murmur, ‘Navarro.’ No other West Coast winery ... produces such impeccably balanced sweet wines, with their blazing, refreshing acidity in perfect harmony with the lush, honeyed fruit.” -The Finest Wines of California

[above] Navarro's 6 bottle Sweetie-pie sampler includes a bottle each of these five cluster select wines plus a 2017 Muscat Late Harvest for only $149.00; a savings of $51.00. (375 ml bottles)

2016 Riesling Cluster Select Late Harvest - Gold Medal winner. Best of Show.
Harvest sugars 36.7 Brix; Residual sugars 21.5%; Total acidity 11.6 gm/L; pH 3.13
In 2016, we began our Riesling harvest by selecting only clusters affected with botrytis. Luscious flavors suggesting papaya, honey, orange and passionfruit in our tiniest bottling since 1983. $35.00 (375 ml) $69.00 (750 ml)

2016 Muscat Cluster Select Late Harvest - Gold Medal winner. Best of Show.
Harvest sugars 37.6 Brix; Residual sugars 22.1%; Total acidity 11.0 gm/L; pH 3.29
Because of Muscat's powerful aromatics, bees often beat us to the punch. This sweetie is as tempting as a poached pear millefeuille with a tart, sassy finish. $35.00 (375 ml) $69.00 (750 ml)



Tokaji wines are classified by the amount of residual grape sugars; the highest classification is Eszencia and because of the high sugar content, these wines can age 200+ years. This less expensive 5 puttonyos bottle was 152 years old when it was opened; [right] it was still deliciously sweet, brimming with lingering complex flavors and history. The clear glass bottle was hand-blown; over the years orange-brown wine deposits have coated most of the bottle.


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