August 2014 - 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
206744
Westport
NV "Boom Runner" Washington
Deep, lustrous garnet color. Aromas of berry custard tart with a tangy, frothy fruity sweet medium-full body and a long, robust pomegranate gelato and blood orange finish. Impressive richness and depth; will be great with vanilla bean ice cream or soft cheeses.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206964
Frost Bitten
2013 Ice Riesling
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of spiced apple and nectarines and nougat with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy, tangerine and honey finish. An appetizing and very balanced dessert wine for all occasions.
93 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206914
Casa Larga
2010 "Fiori", Block 1 Ice Wine Finger Lakes
Bronzy amber color. Aromas of peach raisin compote and spicy custard with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, juicy apricot, citrus marmalade and earth accented finish. A delicious and richly flavorful ice wine that is a dessert in a glass.
93 points $69.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206979
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Pink Moscato Sparkling Champagne California
Silvery pink color. Floral aromas and flavors of apricot jam and orange blossoms with a frothy, fruity sweet medium body and tangy citrus, melon, and cranberry sorbet and phosphate finish. A refreshing, zesty, off-dry sparkler.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206745
Westport
2012 "Maritime" Moscato
Bright golden yellow color. Fruity aromas and flavors of peach sorbet, orange blossom honey and golden raisin with a fruity sweet medium body and tangy sweet citrus, grape, and delicate creamy spice finish. A wonderfully vibrant dessert wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207037
Bordeleau
NV Strawberry Wine Maryland
Deep orange topaz color. Rich baked strawberry tart and fruit leather aromas with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a long, tangy berry and citrus kissed finish. A rich fruit wine with great purity and versatility, try in cocktails too.
91 points $11 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206932
City Winery
2011 Three Hands Cuvée, Blanc de Blancs North Fork of Long Island
Pale golden straw color with a fine mousse. Aromas of fallen apples and lemons and nuts with crisply effervescent dry-yet-fruity medium body and a toasty lemon marmalade on buttered brioche and grassy earth finish. An elegantly styled and flavorful sparkler for all occasions.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206974
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Pinot Grigio Sparkling Champagne California
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of peach tart and blossoms with an effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp, tangy sweet citrus and apricot skin finish. Very tasty and balanced.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206981
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Citrus Fusion California
Golden silver color. Candied aromas and flavors of fresh tropical fruit punch with a effervescent fruity sweet medium body and a tangy guava and lime driven finish. A fun, flavor-paced sparkler that is sure to please the crowd.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207029
Yorkville
2011 Estate Grown, Cuvée Brut Yorkville Highlands
Pale straw color. Aromas of lemon kiwi tart and blackberry ice with a effervescent dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a bold, tangy Key lime and chalk accented finish. A racy sparkler that will be great with oysters.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206975
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Red Moscato Sparkling Champagne California
Deep scarlet red color. Aromas of peach and orange sorbets with a frothy, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy pomegranate soda finish. Tasty and mouthwatering.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206976
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Moscato Spumante Sparkling Champagne California
Golden silver color. Floral aromas of honeyed apples and peaches with a fruity medium body and a tangy lemon sorbet and mineral finish. Very tasty and mouthwatering.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206977
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Extra Dry Sparkling Champagne California
Silvery straw color. Aromas of peach yogurt and Brazil nut with a frothy, fruity medium body and tangy lemonade accented finish. A nice mouthwatering sparkler.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206913
Casa Larga
NV Ice Wine Cuvée Finger Lakes
Golden yellow color. Aromas of sweet peaches and cream with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming spiced pear, melon, citrus, and pepper accented finish. A tasty and stylish after dinner treat.
89 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207081
PEJU
NV "Delicias" Napa Valley
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of chocolate covered cherries, butter roasted nuts, root beer and cola with a supple, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tobacco, nut shell, honey, and leather finish with firm, dusty tannins. A nice age-worthy dessert wine that will be even better in 3-5 years.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206982
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Tropical Fusion California
Golden silver color. Aromas of pineapple and strawberry shortcake with a fruity sweet medium body and a tangy lime, cherry, and coconut accented finish. A tasty and crowd pleasing deck wine.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206978
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Brut Cuvée Sparkling Champagne California
Silvery straw color. Aromas of kiwi, cantaloupe, and whipped cream with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a bright passionfruit and lime curd accented finish. A tasty, mouthwatering sparkler.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207049
Treleaven
2013 Apple Mystique New York State
Straw color. Mild aromas of lemon spritzed apples with a fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a zesty spiced apple finish. Understated and tasty.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206980
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Berry Fusion California
Luminous crimson color. Aromas of strawberry preserves and watermelon candy with a lightly effervescent fruity sweet medium body and a long, tangy apricot and orange accented finish. Tasty.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206919
Cedar Creek
NV Rosé American
Bright light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red grape jam and pomegranate sorbet with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a honey, cranberry sauce, and peppery spice accented finish. A nice fruity dessert sipper that will pair well with cheeses.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206908
Canyon Wind
2009 Proprietor's Reserve Port Grand Valley
Garnet black color. Aromas of dark berry pie and toffee with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a chocolate plum, pepper, nutskin, and chalk finish with powdery tannins.
87 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207038
White Oak
2007 Dessert Wine Napa Valley
Deep ruby black color. Aromas of baked berries, cocoa, and pepper with a supple fruity medium body and a nut, dried cherry, tobacco, and pepper finish. A nice winter warmer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207035
Bordeleau
NV Peach Wine Maryland
Pale golden amber color. Aromas of dried peaches, matchstick, and grilled sourdough with a supple, fruity sweet medium body and a round, tangy peach skin and earth finish. Nice earthy flavors and acidity for funky cheeses.
86 points $11 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207036
Bordeleau
NV Apple Wine Maryland
Silvery straw color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of spicy apple pie filling and apple cider with a silky, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with impressions of citrus and melon sorbets and leafy earth with no oak. A pleasant, crisp apple wine that will go well with cheeses and light desserts.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206910
ONEHOPE
NV Sparkling Wine California
Silvery straw color. Mild aromas of candied lemon and melon with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a zesty, lime custard accented finish. A nice easy going sparkler.
85 points $13.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206917
Wollersheim
2012 White Port American
Golden yellow color. Aromas of orange, raisin, and pound cake with silky soft, fruity sweet medium body and a somewhat hot, pepper, vanilla milk and citrus rind accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206918
Wollersheim
2012 Port American
Garnet black color. Aromas of baked berries, cocoa, and peppery spices with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a dusty raisin, cranberry and earth finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206915
Casa Larga
2006 Blanc de Blanc Finger Lakes
Deep old gold color. Aromas of dried lemons, honeycomb, and green twigs with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and melon, toasted meringue, medicinal herb, and a grass finish.
84 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206909
Anemoi
2012 "Iapyx" Grand Valley
Brassy silver color. Aromas of spiced pear and Greek yogurt with a silky, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an apple sauce and grassy earth accented finish.
84 points $27.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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