Full Review

Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge
NV "Terroir", Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34

Blue Ridge
NV "Terroir", Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 5%
Bright straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of orange blossoms and lavender, lemon verbena, and spiced citrus and peaches with a soft, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a polished, appealing, breezy finish evoking notes of quince and Asian pear, wintergreen, Meyer lemon curd, and pickled melon rind with fine, fruit tannins. A nice savory dessert wine with some distinctive herbal and minty nuances.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: orange blossoms and lavender, lemon verbena, and spiced citrus and peaches
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of quince and Asian pear, wintergreen, Meyer lemon curd, and pickled melon rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Lemon Sorbet, Tarte Flambé, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice savory dessert wine with some distinctive herbal and minty nuances.

The Producer

Blue Ridge Winery

The Producer
239 Blue Ridge Rd
Saylorsburg, PA 18353
USA
1 610-895-4205

Their Portfolio

Dessert Wine

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Serve in a Copita
A dessert wine is just that, a wine made strictly to pair with desserts at the end of a meal. Dessert wines are sweet wines; while many are naturally sweet, some are sweetned through the addition of grape must.

Famous dessert wines include Sauternes from France’s Bordeaux region, Rutherglen Muscat from Australia and vendages tardives (“late picked”) from France’s Alsace region. Germany also produces many famous dessert wines, ranging from Spatlese to Eiswein (made from frozen grapes).

Dessert wines from Italy include Vin Santo, Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella. While some dessert wines have alcohol in the 12-14% range, others such as Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont in northern Italy are very low in alcohol (5.5%).

Dessert wines can accompany certain specific foods, especially cakes, almond tortes and fruit tarts; however, Sauternes and foie gras is a classic pairing.

While some lighter dessert wines such as Moscato d’Asti or Brachetto d’Acqui are meant for consumption upon release, others such as Sauternes or Auslese from Germany can age for decades, thanks to their high natural sugar concentration.