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Calico Skies

Calico Skies
2014 Raspberry, Iowa

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.4% RS: 4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
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Calico Skies
2014 Raspberry, Iowa

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.4% RS: 4%
Dark ruby garnet color. Bold, fresh, fruity pure aromas and flavors of ripe raspberries and raspberry compote with a satiny, tart, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, carefree finish with accents of hints of grilled apple and melon with dusty, fine tannins. A nice pure raspberry wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, crisp & lively & non-oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe raspberries and raspberry compote
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of hints of grilled apple and melon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, Berry Cobbler, Pound Cake
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice pure raspberry wine.

The Producer

Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery

The Producer
2368 Able Blvd
Inwood, IA 51240
USA
1 712-753-2110

Fruit Wine

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Serve in a Copita
Fruit wines, produced in many countries, are fermented alcoholic beverages made from fruit or even herbs and flowers. There are dozens of types of fruit wines, ranging from apple, strawberry and peach to elderberry, rhubarb and dandelion.

May of these are quite sweet, although some, such as pineapple, are rather dry. As many of these fruits are very high in acidity and would produce a wine that would be too acidic for most tastes, water is often added during the production process to create a less tart sensation. Alcoholic contents range from 10% to 16% or so.

Fruit wines are made for immediate pleasure, generally enjoyed on their own at a picnic or backyard barbecue.