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August 2013 - US - All Late Harvest, Dessert, Fruit, Iced Ciders and Fortified Wines

August 2013 - US - All Late Harvest, Dessert, Fruit, Iced Ciders and Fortified Wines
This month's Wine feature is US - All Late Harvest, Dessert, Fruit, Iced Ciders and Fortified Wines

US - All Late Harvest, Dessert, Fruit, Iced Ciders and Fortified Wines Reviews

Salt of the Earth 2012  Moscato Rubino
95 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Garnet violet color. Aromas and flavors of nut brittle, leather, and sour cherry sauce with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, berry, earth and spiced apple nuanced finish. Fantastically flavorful, balanced, and complex.
95 points $9.99 Best Buy
Frost Bitten 2012  Ice Riesling
93 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas of peach yogurt, poached peach, and nougat with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy, golden raisin, apple sauce, and grassy earth finish. A delicious, well balanced dessert wine for all occasions.
93 points $12.99 Best Buy
Quady 2012 "Electra" Moscato
93 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Aromas of nut brittle, apricots, honey and dried flowers with a tangy, spritzy, fruity sweet medium body and a zesty candied orange and peach sorbet finish. Deliciously sweet and fruity; pair with triple cream cheeses.
93 points $13.99 Best Buy
Quady 2012 "Red Electra" Muscat
93 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Aromas of pomegranate jam, nuts, lilacs, and leather with a slightly spritzy fruity and sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy, cherry and raspberry sorbet finish. Very intense, pure and refreshing.
93 points $13.99 Best Buy
Quady 2012 "Essensia" Orange Muscat
93 points
$24.99
Golden color with an amber cast. Bold fruity aromas of dried apricots, honey, spice, and golden raisins with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, orange sorbet accented finish. Deliciously rich and balanced.
93 points $24.99
Casa Larga 2010 "Fiori" Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
93 points
$34.99
Golden orange color. Rich aromas and flavors of baked peach, golden raisin cake, and honey cream with a satiny, sweet medium-to-full body and a long, mouthwatering finish. A lush, deeply flavorful dessert wine.
93 points $34.99
Bordeleau NV Blanc de Blancs Maryland
92 points
$18
Best Buy
Pale silver straw color with a rim of mousse. Aromas of toast peach tart, kiwi, orange custard and nougat with tangy, effervescent medium body and a long, citrus and mineral driven finish. Very elegant and balanced flavors.
92 points $18 Best Buy
Soleil Mango Mimosa
91 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright egg yolk yellow color. Bold sliced mango aromas and flavors with a rich, fruity sweet medium-full body and a hint of honey, coconut and violet candy on the finish. Delicious and pure. This is sure to be a hit at parties.
91 points $12 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Bubbly Moscato Spumante Sparkling Champagne California
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Golden silver color. Bright floral aromas of dried apricot, honeysuckle, and suede with a crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a long, zesty sweet orange, apple and lemon sorbet finish. A delicious fruity sweet sparkler.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Soleil NV Pomegranate Mimosa American
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Brilliant ruby color. Aromas of pomegranate sorbet, cherry granita, and watermelon soda with supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, spicy berry finish. Very tasty and mouthwatering.
90 points $12 Best Buy
flipflop NV  Bubbly Pinot Grigio
89 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Straw green color. Fruity floral aroma of honeysuckle and peaches with a frothy fruity sweet medium body and a tangy honeyed green apple and mandarin orange finish. A tasty off-dry sparkler that is sure to please.
89 points $8.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Bubbly Pink Moscato Sparkling Champagne California
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Fruity and floral aromas of peaches, peony, and golden raisins with a frothy, sweet medium body and a tangy cherry and lemon sorbets and spice accented finish. A vibrant sweet sparkler that will be great own it’s own or with spicy foods.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Anaba NV Red Aero Port Sonoma Valley
89 points
$28
Opaque garnet violet color. Dense aromas of pomegranate, cranberry, herbs, menthol tobacco, and mint chocolate with a supple, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a lingering medicinal bark and pepper accented finish with firm tannins. A robust port that could use a little cellaring.
PDX 2012  Late Harvest Traminette
89 points
$29.99
Pale golden straw color. Earthy aromas of spicy poached pear, honey, and grassy herbs with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy, lemon curd, nectarine skin, dried carnation, and mineral finish.
89 points $29.99
Barefoot NV Bubbly Extra Dry Sparkling Champagne California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale straw yellow color. Aromas of banana pudding and citrus with a crisp, fruity medium body and a long, tangy, clementine and pineapple accented finish. Very tasty and balanced. A nice patio wine.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Baldwin NV Strawberry Wine
88 points
$16
Pretty reddish copper amber color. Bright, pure aromas of strawberry preserves on muffin with a supple, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a long honeycomb, baked strawberry and mineral finish with a hint of tar. Nice complexity and purity.
Baldwin NV "Trilogy"
88 points
$20
Bright crimson color. Earthy aromas of raspberry preserves, dried tomato, and melted honeycomb with a supple, fruity sweet medium-t-full body and tangy, jammy, mineral kissed finish. Very nice purity. Try in cocktails, mixed with other wines, or with lighter cheeses.
Chatom 2006 Vino Dolce Sierra Foothills
88 points
$30
Deep ruby color. Aromas of buttery caramel toffee and chocolate cherry with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and dusty almond, leather, peppercorn, and pencil shaving accented finish with powdery tannins.
Paradise Ridge 2011 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine Russian River Valley
88 points
$45
Pale golden silver color. Interesting aromas and flavors of lemon yogurt, chevre, peach soufflé, and scone with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy papaya, lime and creme fraiche finish.
Barefoot NV "Refresh", Sweet White California
87 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Attractive aromas and flavors of dried flowers, apple, and peach sorbet with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and an apple sauce and lime curd finish. A tasty sweet sipper.
87 points $7.99 Best Buy
flipflop NV  Bubbly Chardonnay
87 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Straw yellow color. Toasty pineapple cake and coconut aromas with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a baked apple and citrus accented finish. Try with mushroom tart.
87 points $8.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Bubbly Brut Cuvée Sparkling Champagne California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of nectarine and lime powder with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy, tart kiwi, green apple, and orange finish.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Bubbly Red Moscato Sparkling Champagne California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright crimson color. Aromas and flavors strawberry cream pie and cranberry sauce with a supple, frothy fruity sweet medium body and a tangy, apricot and blood orange accented finish. Tasty.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Soleil Pineapple Mimosa
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Cloudy yellow silver color with floating chunks of fruit. Aromas and flavors of crushed pineapple with a frothy, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy orange rind, apple and mineral accented finish. Tasty, serve with a good chill.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Quady 2012 "Elysium" Black Muscat
87 points
$24.99
Garnet purple. Aromas of herbs, oranges, cranberry and leather with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy, choke cherry jam and nut finish.
87 points $24.99
Anaba 2010 Landa Vineyards Late Harvest Vioniger
87 points
$30
Brilliant golden color. Earth aromas of sultanas, spice, leather, and nuts with a soft, fruity medium body and a delicate, apple and pear finish.
Barefoot NV  Riesling
85 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale straw silver color. Aromas of lemon and apple sauce with a silky, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy peach sorbet accented finish.
85 points $6.99 Best Buy
flipflop NV  Bubbly Moscato
85 points
$8.99
Pale golden color with light bubbles. Aromas of toasty sourdough bread crust and meringue with a sweet supple medium body and a peach custard pie and lime sorbet finish.
85 points $8.99
Bordeleau NV Port-Style Wine Maryland
85 points
$18
Deep ruby color. Layered aromas of smoky tobacco, honeyed nuts, clay, dried berries, and peppery spice with a supple fruity sweet medium body and leafy, bark accented finish with dusty tannins. An interesting earthy, austere domestic port.
Barefoot NV Pink Moscato California
84 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pretty silvery pink color. Mild watermelon and white strawberry aromas with a soft, fruity light body and a tangy raisin and orange sherbet accented finish. A delicate, off-dry sipper.
84 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV "Refresh", Summer Red California
84 points
$7.99
Ruby color. Mild aromas of mulberries and honeycomb with a spritzy, fruity light body and a blackberry soda and grape powder candy accented finish.
84 points $7.99
Barefoot NV Bubbly Pinot Grigio Sparkling Champagne California
84 points
$9.99
Pale silvery straw color. Mild aromas of bubble gum, celery soda and peach taffy with a effervescent, fruity medium body and lemon sorbet and fruit salad finish.
84 points $9.99
Valiant NV "Tickle Me!" Rhubarb Wine South Dakota
84 points
$20.95
Brassy silver color. Interesting aromas of grilled peppers, citrus and celery, matchstick, herbed salt with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and notes of fig, rhubarb, grape and pepper on the smoky, earthy finish. Different and rather vegetal; pair with funky cheeses or in artisan cocktails.
84 points $20.95
Barefoot NV Red Moscato California
83 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Deep garnet purple color. Aromas of spicy poached apples and strawberries with a soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy, orange and melon rind accented finish.
83 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sweet Red California
83 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Deep garnet color. Aromas of cherry pie and watermelon with a soft, fruity sweet medium body and a quick, tangy strawberry, cranberry and nut finish.
83 points $6.99 Best Buy
Turning Leaf 2011 "Refresh", Red Moscato California
83 points
$8
Scarlet color. Waxy cherry and spiced apple aromas and flavors with a spritzy fruity light body and a tangy melon, lemon and chalk accented finish.
Voluptuous NV  Moscato
83 points
$10
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of salt water taffy, kiwi, and dried lemon with a soft, sweet light body and a breezy honeydew, orange ice, and grassy earth finish.
Bordeleau 2008  Late Harvest Vidal Blanc
83 points
$18
Golden yellow color. Aromas of spiced yellow plums, apple sauce, and geraniums with a satiny fruity sweet medium body and a earthy, leafy, honey, raisin, and birch bark accented finish.
Baldwin NV Raspberry Wine
83 points
$20
Deep garnet color. Aromas of raspberry compote, dried lime, thyme, and lavender suggest detergent with a glycerous sweet medium body and a honey raspberry syrup, twigs, and herbal Spic-N-Span like finish. Herbal and citrus notes hold this back.
Spicy Vines NV Original Spiced Wine California
83 points
$22.99
Ruby color. Aromas of cinnamon, clove, peppercorns, and cranberry sauce with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk, cottony tannin finish. A very dry, "sangria-without-the-fruit" spiced wine.
83 points $22.99
Turning Leaf 2011  Sweet Riesling
82 points
$8
Aromas of sliced apples and pears, nut brittle, and straw with a soft, fruity sweet light body and a tangy peach yogurt finish.
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