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July 2020 - All Sweet Wine

July 2020 - All Sweet Wine
This month's Wine feature is All Sweet Wines

All Sweet Wine Reviews

Saracco 2019  Moscato dAsti DOP
92 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe peach, honey candies, orange flower water, and allspice with a velvety, vibrant, spritzy, sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of mango, pear, and tangerine juice. Intense palate-pleasing flavors of ripe fruits and honey intoxicate the senses in this concentrated Moscato D’Asti.
92 points $16.99 Best Buy
Frost Bitten 2019 Ice Riesling Riesling
91 points
$14
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of poached pear, wildflower honey, elderflower, dried apricot, diced pineapple, and sultanas with a round, lively, sweet medium body and a polished, subtle, long finish. Intense, sophisticated fruit leaps to the nose and palate in this concentrated Ice Wine pleaser.
91 points $14 Best Buy
Corte Bella  Rosso
90 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry sorbet, pomegranate juice, rosehip preserves, and ume with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish conveying nuances of strawberry shortcake, raspberry gelee, and wet stone with no oak flavor. A delicious, fun and fizzy red that is sure to be a hit; drink up.
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Peach California
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of watermelon, fresh peach, honeysuckle, and apricot with a soft, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, medium-length strawberry candies and ripe peach finish with no oak flavor. A fresh and fruity sweet moscato that will hit the spot.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Black Gold - Marion Blackberry
89 points
$21.99
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, sweet cherry, vanilla, and fresh oregano with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with overtones of hints of coffee with well-integrated, fruit tannins. Bright aromas of soft ripe berries invite the sipper to this bright and craveable Fruit Wine.
89 points $21.99
Obsession 2018 Symphony California
88 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Confected, fruity aromas and flavors of yellow rose, peach fruit cup, and lychee with a silky, bright, off-dry medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing accents of apple sauce and fruit salad. A nice, fruity off-dry pleaser.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
St. Clair Winery 2017 Nativo New Mexico
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Dusty deep purple color. Aromas of ripe black plum, blackberry cobbler, and sweet spiced black tea with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an even, refreshing, medium-length berry semifreddo and vanilla yogurt finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A sweet and balanced red from New Mexico with attractive berry flavors; great for spicy barbecue or hot fried chicken.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Tropical NV Peach Moscato Italy
88 points
$17.99
Emerald straw color. Candied aromas of peach cobbler, coconut shortbread, and lemongrass tea with a round, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, medium-length apricot nectar, mango preserves, and juicy tangerine finish. A sweet sparkling wine bursting with tropical fruit flavor.
88 points $17.99
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Pineapple Passionfruit Hard Seltzer California
87 points
$1.99
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas of peach compote and green apple candy with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light body and a smooth, breezy raspberry slushie finish with no oak flavor. A bright and fruity seltzer-like refresher for the summer months.
87 points $1.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Peach Nectarine Hard Seltzer California
87 points
$1.99
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas of peach gummies, pineapple candies, and lime syrup with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light body and a smooth, breezy ripe nectarine and starfruit finish with no oak flavor. A peachy seltzer with kisses of sweetness.
87 points $1.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Strawberry Guava Hard Seltzer California
87 points
$1.99
Best Buy
White gold color. Aromas of strawberries in cream and melon with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, rapid lime spritzed strawberries finish with no oak flavor. A light and crisp seltzer that drinks effortlessly.
87 points $1.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Moscato NV Apple Moscato California
87 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of fuji apple, ripe pear, peach jam, elderflower, and vanilla tea cake with a soft, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy mango yogurt and naval orange finish. A solid sweet sipper with fun fruit flavors.
87 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Red Moscato California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of cherry relish, strawberry smoothie, and watermelon with a round, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length gherkins and rhubarb finish. A sweet and juicy wine for anytime sipping; playful and refreshing.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Riesling
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe pineapple with lime, pears, candied lemon and ginger, papaya, and honeycomb with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish imparting accents of mango chutney. A simple, tasty and balanced sweet petillant Riesling for casual sipping and sharing.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sweet Red Blend California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cassis pie and sweet tea with a round, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish that shows notes of raspberry gummies, chocolate chew, plum jam, and baking spices with medium tannins and light oak flavor. A light-bodied sweet red that drinks effortlessly.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Aldi  Mango Mimosa Wine Cocktail
87 points
$8
Best Buy
Opaque bright gold color. Aromas of overripe mango, orange concentrate, and papaya with a round, vibrant, effervescent, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length guava pastry and tangerine sherbet finish. A sweet and full-bodied tropical Mimosa that will add loads of flavor to your brunch soiree.
87 points $8 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Moscato Spumante California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas of spring flowers, honeysuckle, apricot compote, and pineapple-coriander chutney with a vibrant, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length lemon supremes finish. A sweet, uplifting sparkler with tangy, balancing acidity.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Peach California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas of peach gummies, white flowers, honey, and green apple with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, very sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, relaxed apricot sorbet finish. A lively, candied, peachy sparkler that brings the fun.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Cupcake 2019 Moscato dAsti Italy
87 points
$15.99
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of cantaloupe, peach, honey, and basil with a satiny, effervescent, medium body and a kiwi, fondant, and peach preserves finish. A glass of this chilled Moscato d’Asti with sushi, salads or a cheese plate will make for a perfect day.
87 points $15.99
Barefoot Spritzer NV Red Sangria Spritzer California
86 points
$2.99
Best Buy
Bright violet color. Aromas of orange peel, fruit punch, and hibiscus cooler with a supple, vibrant, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length finish. A tangy bubbly sangria for cocktails in a pinch.
86 points $2.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Pink Moscato Spritzer California
86 points
$2.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Confected aromas of peach gummies and strawberry candy with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, brisk sour berry candies and apple sherbet finish with no oak flavor. A fun candied pink quaffer with a sweet-tart appeal.
86 points $2.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Summer Red California
86 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Bright ruby color. Aromas of berry faygo, peony blossom, and watermelon candies with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity medium body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-length cherry punch finish with no oak flavor. A fun and fruity punch-like cocktail for casual sips.
86 points $5.99 Best Buy
Kauffman’s NV Posey Red
86 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Neon siam color. Aromas of concord grapes, wildflowers, and sugared ginger with a supple, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a graceful, crisp finish. A sweet and grapey refresher to serve ice cold.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Prosecco DOC
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of lime sorbet, white peach and mango soufflé, chalk, and sweet meringue with a velvety, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light body and a relaxed celery and mint finish with crunchy tannins. A juicy, almost-off dry Prosecco with a carefree attitude.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Blue Teal NV  Riesling
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of Asian pear, masa, powdery light florals, and licorice with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish that shows accents of apricot-mango yogurt and green papaya. A soft, sweet Riesling with an interesting array of tropical fruit flavors.
86 points $10 Best Buy
St. Clair Winery 2019 Mimbres Red New Mexico
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright ruby color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plum, blueberry, licorice, fig bar, and fruit cup with a round, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of berry preserves. A silky-smooth, fruit-forward Sweet Wine that pleases.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Tropical NV Passion Fruit Moscato Italy
86 points
$17.99
Silvery straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pineapples in syrup, banana taffy, and peach pie with a supple, vibrant, spritzy, very sweet light body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish. A tangy and candied sparkling wine that caters to your sweet tooth.
86 points $17.99
Pleasant Valley NV Vanilla Cream Sherry New York State
85 points
Copper color. Confected aromas of candied marzipan and vanilla almond fudge and frosting with a supple, soft, sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, breezy nutty nougat and butterscotch finish. A pleasant Cream Sherry for desserts and cocktails.
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Cherry Cranberry Hard Seltzer California
85 points
$1.99
White gold color. Aromas of lime, apple cider, white airhead candy, wax candy, and honeydew melon with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, breezy spiced apple compote finish with no oak flavor. A light refresher with a hint of flavor.
85 points $1.99
Barefoot Spritzer NV Crisp White Spritzer California
85 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of tinned pears, honey, pound cake, and capri sun with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length orange candies and club soda finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, citrusy refresher.
85 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Moscato Spritzer California
85 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Pink color. Aromas of berry candies, peach sorbet, and pineapple gummy bears with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, breezy strawberry soda and tart lemon custard finish. A yummy fruity treat that refreshes.
85 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Moscato California
85 points
$6.99
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of sweet peach, fondant, pears in syrup, and orange blossom honey with a satiny, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, breezy finish revealing overtones of lemon candies with no oak flavor. A sweet Moscato best enjoyed with a good chill.
85 points $6.99
Aldi NV Pomegranate Mimosa Wine Cocktail
85 points
$8
Light siam color. Aromas and flavors of orange concentrate, cranberry, and hint of yeasty pastry with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, easy finish. A fun and light-hearted Mimosa for festive brunches.
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Pink Moscato California
85 points
$9.99
Amber salmon color. Aromas of honeycomb, orange flower water, and sliced sugared strawberries with a satiny, tangy, effervescent, very sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish. Moscato fans will be drawn to this sweet sparkler.
85 points $9.99
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Strawberry California
85 points
$9.99
Bright ruby garnet color. Aromas of raspberry jam, hint of menthol, and cacao nib with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, appealing, breezy raspberry iced tea finish with no oak flavor. A candied berry flavored moscato that’s sure to please your sweet tooth.
85 points $9.99
Blue Teal NV Rio Rojo New Mexico
85 points
$10
Garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of strawberries, hibiscus, pomegranate, and cranberry with a satiny, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length finish. A sweet and juicy Red that will pair nicely with spicy homestyle fare.
New Age NV Rosé San Rafael
85 points
$12.99
Bright coral orange color. Aromas of ripe raspberry, watermelon candies, rose hip syrup, and peach with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length raspberry jam, lemon curd, and pavlova finish. A fruity off-dry Rosé that offers a simple pleasure; Moscato drinkers need apply.
85 points $12.99
Bosio NV Dark Red Piedmont
85 points
$14.99
Bright ruby garnet color. Aromas of crushed blackberries, eucalyptus, and raspberry jelly doughnut with a vibrant, effervescent, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, breezy hints of caramel cookie and berry fruit snacks finish. A herbaceous, berry-flavored bubbly wine for sharing.
85 points $14.99
DH Lescombes 2018 Signature Series 631 Canyon Five New Mexico
85 points
$15
Light garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of bing cherries and cranberry with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish. A fresh and fruity off-dry red with bright notes of cherry.
Tropical NV Mango Moscato Italy
85 points
$17.99
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of white peach, honey, key lime, lychee, and grapefruit cordial with a supple, crisp, petillant, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length pear nectar, honey, and ginger finish with well-integrated, medium tannins. A sweet and distinctively fruity Italian sweet sparkler.
85 points $17.99
Vino dei Fratelli 2019 Moscato DAsti Piedmont
85 points
$17.99
Straw color. Aromas of floral talc, peach confection, and sweet apples with a round, effervescent, moderately sweet light body and a polished, rapid honeyed apricot, pineapple smoothie, and lime-spritzed almonds finish. A sweet and fruity quaffer that goes down easy.
85 points $17.99
Autumn Frost NV Peach Chardonnay Spritzer
84 points
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of sweet pear, watermelon, and peach gummies with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, short finish with shades of lime spritzed mango and baby aspirin with no oak flavor. A fun, fruity refresher to serve ice cold.
Pleasant Valley NV Port-Style Fortified Wine New York State
84 points
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of tart cranberry, prunes, milk chocolate with toasted almonds, and citrus sponge cake with a round, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish that exhibits overtones of light caramel with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dense and concentrated American Port with dark, rich flavors.
Barefoot Spritzer NV Rosé California
84 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of cotton candy, strawberry sno cone, and strawberry banana yogurt with a satiny, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk strawberry pez candies and melted popsicle finish with no oak flavor. A light and tangy berry refresher.
84 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
84 points
$6.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of plum jam, cinnamon, clove, and freshly peeled orange with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length licorice, hints of spiced chocolate, and blackberry jam finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. You can’t go wrong with this simple and juicy sangria.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV White Zinfandel California
84 points
$6.99
Pink coral color. Aromas of watermelon candy and raspberry jam with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length cherry lollipop and bubblegum finish with no oak flavor. An off-dry rose with lots of friendly fruit flavor.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV Pink Moscato California
84 points
$6.99
Pale coral orange color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry Jell-O and peach pastry with a round, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, rapid finish evoking accents of mixed fruit gummies. An easy, breezy Sweet Wine in a summery tone.
84 points $6.99
Reggae NV White
84 points
$6.99
Yellow straw color. Fruity aromas of peach candies, lychees in syrup, orange blossom, and ripe melon with a supple, bright, sweet light body and a smooth, brisk lime candies and mandarins in syrup finish with no oak flavor. A very fruity, easy-drinking dessert wine that will certainly please your sweet tooth.
84 points $6.99
Reggae NV Sangria
84 points
$6.99
Reddish orange color. Fruity, herbal aromas of fruit punch, lime popsicle, orgeat, fragrant herbal tea, and licorice with a satiny, lively, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with soft tannins and no oak flavor. A fun and fruity red sangria that brings lots of flavor to the party.
84 points $6.99
Blue Teal NV Red Moscato New Mexico
84 points
$8
Pale reddish orange color. Aromas of honey, berry gummies, melon, and lychee candy with a satiny, vibrant, very sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, easy pink lemonade and grape juice finish. A very candied, fruity wine to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Sea Salt Unsalted NV Cherry Michigan
84 points
$10
Bright garnet color. Aromas and flavors of caramel apple pie, potpourri, spice drops, and cranberry crisp with a satiny, tangy, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish that shows impressions of cinnamon sangria. A sparkling Fruit Wine laden with spicy autumnal flavors; a good crowdpleaser.
Carletto NV Ricco Dolce Sweet Wine Italy
84 points
$10.99
Light ruby color. Aromas of raspberry, pomegranate juice, leather, dried leaves, and cranberry sauce with a soft, bright, spritzy, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, brisk cherry syrup and orange marmalade finish. A simple, sweet bubbly quaffer for everyday indulgences.
84 points $10.99
New Age NV Sweet White Wine San Rafael
84 points
$12.99
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of white flowers, apricot, honey, freshly sliced lime, fennel, and tea cakes with buttercream with a supple, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a polished, brisk finish revealing accents of tropical fruit salad. A fruity, spritzy Sweet Wine for effortless quaffing; try with spicy foods.
84 points $12.99
Stella Rosa NV Semi-Sweet Rosé Italy
84 points
$14
Steely pink color. Aromas of strawberry jelly and soda with a supple, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a snappy strawberry and watermelon candies and berry seltzer water finish. A refreshing, candied bubbly for sweet teeth.
Tropical NV Strawberry Moscato Italy
84 points
$17.99
Pale orange salmon color. Fruity aromas of sugared strawberries, grape popsicles, pomegranate cooler, and watermelon Kool-Aid with a supple, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length citrus juices finish. A sticky-sweet sparkler that offers simple Summer fun.
84 points $17.99
Tropical NV Grapefruit Moscato Italy
84 points
$17.99
Steely orange color. Aromas of green apple, orange zest, and ginger ale with an oily, tangy, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, engaging, medium-length tangy fruit punch and mai tai cocktail finish. A fun, fruit punch-like cocktail for parties.
84 points $17.99
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Hurricane Class 5 Tropical Sangria
84 points
$19.99
Pale golden straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of ripe mango, pears, fruit punch, tangerine, and honey with a satiny, soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length finish displaying impressions of peach toaster pastry and hints of grapefruit zest with a suggestion of oak flavor. Flirty fruit aromas beckon the sipper to the glass in this fun Fruit Wine.
84 points $19.99
Autumn Frost NV Strawberry White Zinfandel Spritzer
83 points
Pink coral color. Aromas of strawberry sour candies, powdered drink mix, and cotton candy with a satiny, tangy, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, delightful, medium-length strawberry-vanilla bubblegum finish. A fun and fruity flavored bubbly wine for your inner child.
New Age NV Red San Rafael
83 points
$12.99
Bright violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raspberry soda, apple granola, cider, and foraged mushrooms with an oily, soft, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, short finish with fruit tannins. A sweet and bubbly quaffer to serve ice cold.
83 points $12.99
Bosio NV Black Piedmont
83 points
$14.99
Light ruby color. Aromas of eucalyptus, cranberry juice, and sweet tea with a round, vibrant, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, brisk ripe mulberries and sweet orange cream finish with fruit tannins. A fun and slightly herbal Italian sweet sparkler.
83 points $14.99
Bosio NV Rosso Piedmont
83 points
$14.99
Dark ruby color. Earthy aroma of blackberry bush with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity light body and a sleek, brisk dried blackberry in chocolate, black tea, and violet liqueur finish. A lightly blackberry flavored bubbly quaffer to serve ice cold.
83 points $14.99
Barefoot Spritzer NV Pinot Grigio Spritzer California
82 points
$2.99
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of struck match and pineapple gummies with a lean, tangy, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk lime Sno Cone finish with no oak flavor. A bright and tangy refresher for backyard festivities.
82 points $2.99
Sea Salt Unsalted NV  Concord
82 points
$10
Light garnet color. Aromas of fresh concord grape juice with a supple, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk limestone finish. A simple, slightly sparkling Concord grape wine to accompany homestyle meals and summer porch sipping.
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Watermelon California
81 points
$9.99
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of whipped cream, grape drink mix, and fondant with a satiny, spritzy, moderately sweet watery body and a quick mango yogurt and peach iced tea finish with no oak flavor. A juicy sweet quaffer.
81 points $9.99
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Apple Moscato California
81 points
$9.99
Straw green color. Aromas of apple cider, honey-nut cheerios, and wax with a supple, crisp, sweet light body and a sleek, rapid apple juice and apricot nectar finish with no oak flavor. A apple-y moscato for fun quaffing.
81 points $9.99
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Key Limen
80 points
$19.99
Emerald straw color. Aromas of poached pear and toasted pine nuts with a supple, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, crisp granny smith apple and broiled lime juice finish. A fun and tangy Fruit Wine quaffer to serve ice cold.
80 points $19.99
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