Late harvest wines are from grapes left on the vines past traditional harvest times so more sugar can develop. The resulting wines are sweeter and can be quite delicious.
All Northwest wine regions produce late harvest wines from a number of varieties, though often Riesling is the grape of choice.
Late harvest wines tend to be inexpensive, though some wineries put a great deal of care and effort into their versions, thus the prices can go up accordingly.
This story was originally published June 16, 2012 4:46 PM.