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Easley

Easley
NV Cranberry Jubilee

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8% RS: 8.2%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8.99
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Easley
NV Cranberry Jubilee

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8% RS: 8.2%
Coral orange color. Aromas of honeyed tangelo, underripe peach, fuji apple, and candied pineapple with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light body and an effortless, breezy papaya and peppermint finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A plush fruit wine; serve ice cold.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: honeyed tangelo, underripe peach, Fuji apple, and candied pineapple
Taste Flavor: papaya and peppermint
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A plush fruit wine; serve ice cold.

The Producer

Easley Winery

The Producer
205 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
USA
1 317-636-4516

Their Portfolio

83 Easley 2016 Traminette, American 11% (USA) $8.99.
87 Easley 2016 Riesling, American 11% (USA) $8.99.
89 Easley NV Reggae White 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Easley NV Sweet Tulip, Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Easley NV Reggae Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
84 Easley NV Reggae Blush 10% (USA) $6.99.
86 Easley NV Reggae White 10% (USA) $6.99.
87 Easley NV Sweel Barrel Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
92 Easley NV Blueberry Jubilee 10% (USA) $8.99.
87 Easley NV Reggae Sangria 10% (USA) $6.99.
87 Easley NV Reggae Margarita 11% (USA) $6.99.
84 Easley NV Cranberry Jubilee, Muscat 8% (USA) $8.99.
89 Easley NV Reggae Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
86 Easley NV Reggae White 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Easley NV Reggae Blush 10% (USA) $6.99.
84 Easley NV Reggae Sangria 10% (USA) $10.00.
90 Easley NV Reggae Margarita 11% (USA) $6.99.
88 Easley NV Sweet Tulip Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
86 Easley NV Sweet Tulip Off-Dry, Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99.
83 Easley NV Sweet Tulip Pink Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99.
83 Easley NV Sweel Barrel Red 10% (USA) $7.99.
84 Easley NV Sweet Barrel White 10% (USA) $7.99.
86 Easley NV Cranberry Jubilee 8% (USA) $8.99.
90 Easley Regel Tej Mead 10% (USA) $8.99.
87 I THINK NV Red Blend 13.6% (USA) $14.99.
84 No Opposition 2016 Chardonnay, American 12% (USA) $9.99.
84 No Opposition NV Red Blend 13% (USA) $9.99.
82 No Opposition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
85 No Opposition NV Red Blend 13% (USA) $9.99.
84 No Opposition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
87 No Opposition 2016 Chardonnay 12% (USA) $9.99.
87 No Opposition 2018 Dry Rosé, Syrah, American 11.8% (USA) $9.99.
85 Sweet Tulip NV White Moscato 10% (USA) $6.99.
86 Sweet Tulip NV Sweet Tulip Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
88 Sweet Tulip NV Sweet Tulip Pink Moscato, Muscat 10% (USA) $6.99.

Sweet Fruit Wine

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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.