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January 2013 - US - All Late Harvest, Dessert, Fruit & Fortified Wines

January 2013 - US - All Late Harvest, Dessert, Fruit & Fortified Wines
This month's Wine feature is US - All Late Harvest, Dessert, Fruit & Fortified Wines

US - All Late Harvest, Dessert, Fruit & Fortified Wines Reviews

Balletto Vineyards 2009 Estate, "Vin de Paille" Pinot Gris
98 points
$65
Bright pure gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of honeyed golden raisins, pineapple creme brulee and apricot cake with a rich, satiny sweet and fruit medium-full body and a long, spicy apple pie and mineral accented finish. A delicious and pure dessert wine comparable to the finest Alsatian SGN.
Chocovine NV Whipped Cream Chocolate Wine
93 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Milk light brown color. Attractive aromas of soft caramel candies, nut brittle, and rice krispy treats with a satiny smooth moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a delicate spiced nut, fresh creamy meringue, and chocolate cherry accented finish. Delicious, pure, and balanced chocolate and cream flavors.
93 points $10.99 Best Buy
Pollak Vineyards 2009 Estate, "Mille Fleurs" Monticello
90 points
$30
Deep golden amber color. Aromas of buttery nut brittle, herbs, dried citrus and peaches, and suede with a very silky, fruity sweet medium body and coconut cream, honey, ginger, marzipan, and Asian spice accented finish. A subtly complex and somewhat vermouth-like dessert wine that will be fun after dinner or in crafty cocktails.
Johnson Estate 2011 Estate Grown, Sparkling Ice Wine Lake Erie
89 points
$49.99
Pretty golden amber color. Aromas of nougat and golden raisin compote with a tingling, effervescent sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy peach sorbet and soda, apple pie and peppery spice finish. A rather unique and very fun dessert wine.
89 points $49.99
Robert Hall Winery 2008 Vintage Port Paso Robles
88 points
$36
Deep garnet violet color. Inviting aromas of violet candy, pistachio cream, and dark berry sorbet with a supple, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a raisin, nut brittle, peppery spice and chalk accented finish. Tasty.
Two Rivers 2008 Chateau Deux Fleuves Vineyards, Port Colorado
84 points
$13.40
Deep garnet brown black. Aromas and flavors of dried currant, vanilla yogurt, and sweet yam with a chewy moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a nut shell, earth, and coating tannin finish.
84 points $13.40
Robert Hall Winery 2011 Margarets Vineyard Orange Muscat
83 points
$15
Silvery straw green color. Aromas of lemon yogurt and taffy with a soft, moderately sweet light body and a breezy lime sherbet and apple butter accented finish.
Johnson Estate 2011 Estate Grown Ice Wine of Chambourcin
83 points
$34.99
Tawny red color. Aromas of ironed linen, lemon-herb soap, chestnut honey, and raisin cake with a glycerous, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy, earthy, nougat accented finish.
83 points $34.99
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