Full Review
Black Willow Winery

Black Willow Winery
NV Black Widow Berry, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.95

Black Willow Winery
NV Black Widow Berry, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Medium color. Aromas and flavors of wild cherry, bubble gum, and lick a stix with an lively, sweet medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish with fruit, soft tannins and no oak. A very juicy red dessert wine with cherry and strawberry soda flavors.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: wild cherry, bubble gum, and lick a stix
Taste Flavor: wild cherry, bubble gum, and lick a stix
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very juicy red dessert wine with cherry and strawberry soda flavors.
The Producer

Black Willow Winery

The Producer
5565 W Lake Rd
Burt, NY 14028
USA
1 716-439-1982
Sweet Fruit Wine
Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Fruit wines have been produced in America for hundreds of years. While these are not products that receive much in the way of critical acclaim, they do represent a sense of pride from dozens, perhaps hundreds of vintners in the country.

Name a fruit and chances are it is made into a wine, be it apple, peach, blueberry or even pomegranate. Most of these are medium-sweet or even sweeter; generally these are not products that have acidity levels similar to most table wines.

These sweet fruit wines offer flavors that are derived from the fruit they are made from; pair these with mild cheeses, fresh fruit or sweet desserts.

We have extolled the virtues of traditionally made American fruit wines for some years now; the category is full of well made and downright excellent wines. Perhaps most surprising is the fact that some of the best wines are actually made in dry table styles. These are often at their best with food. 'It's really exciting to match these wines with food,' said Maine blueberry winemaker Bob Bartlett, 'because there's no history, no precedent.' He suggests serving blueberry wine with Italian dishes or grilled lamb, and pear wine with smoked fish. A tasty thought indeed.
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