January 2015 - 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
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Salt of the Earth
2013 Flore de Moscato California
Golden yellow color. Lively aromas and flavors of kidd leather, dried stone fruits, and white nougat with a silky, tangy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a complex, long finish that shows impressions of honeyed apricot and clementine sorbet. A fantastic dessert with great acidity, intensity, depth and length.
95 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208812
Salt of the Earth
2013 Moscato Rubino California
Violet garnet color. Bright aromas and flavors of blackberry jam on nut toast, pomegranate sorbet, dried cherry, and suede with a silky, tangy, petillant, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish displaying notes of berry soda, grape sorbet, and grape apple. A deliciously fun, zesty dessert wine that is sure to please.
94 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208809
Quady
2013 "Electra" California
Golden yellow color. Bright, attractive aromas and flavors of honeyed apricot, suede, and toasted almond with a supple, lively, petillant, fruity sweet medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish with notes of candied green apple and Meyer lemon sorbet. A zesty, mouthwatering dessert wine that is certain to please.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208810
Quady
2013 "Red Electra" California
Bright violet garnet color. Lively aromas and flavors of black raspberry jam, black cherry soda, and dried peach and pear with a supple, tangy, petillant, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish manifesting shades of honeyed nuts. A fun, flavorful dessert wine with a light spritziness.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208902
Robert Hall Winery
2012 Vintage Port Paso Robles
Dark garnet violet black color. Delicate aromas of honeyed plums, spiced apples, and creamy meringue with a silky, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a prickly finish with leafy tannins and moderate oak.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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