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Easley

Easley
NV Sweel Barrel Red

Pair this wine with:
Dessert Pork

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 7%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6.99
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Easley
NV Sweel Barrel Red

Pair this wine with:
Dessert Pork

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 7%
Brilliant siam color. Fruity aromas of candied raspberries, rose essence, orange scented sponge cake, and wrapped candies with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp forest fruit tea and refreshing cucumber finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A patriotic crusher as sweet as America; this will be delicious with barbecue, even on the rocks.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: candied raspberries, rose essence, orange scented sponge cake, and wrapped candies
Taste Flavor: forest fruit tea and refreshing cucumber
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Pork, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A patriotic crusher as sweet as America; this will be delicious with barbecue, even on the rocks.

The Producer

Easley Winery

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

Their Portfolio

BR Easley 2016 Traminette, American 11% (USA) $8.99. - Bronze Medal
87 Easley 2016 Riesling, American 11% (USA) $8.99.
89 Easley NV Reggae White 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Easley NV Reggae Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
BR Easley NV Reggae Blush 10% (USA) $6.99. - Bronze Medal
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.
BR Easley NV Cranberry Jubilee, Muscat 8% (USA) $8.99. - Bronze Medal
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.
BR Easley NV Reggae Sangria 10% (USA) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
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.
BR Easley NV Sweet Tulip Pink Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Easley NV Sweel Barrel Red 10% (USA) $7.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Easley NV Sweet Barrel White 10% (USA) $7.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Easley NV Cranberry Jubilee 8% (USA) $8.99.
90 Easley Regel Tej Mead 10% (USA) $8.99.
85 Easley NV Back Home Red Wine, Concord 10% (USA) $8.99.
85 Easley NV Back Home White Wine, Moscato 10% (USA) $8.99.
87 I THINK NV Red Blend 13.6% (USA) $14.99.
86 Kauffman’s NV Posey Red 10% (USA) $7.99.
86 Kauffman’s NV Posey Red 10% (USA) $7.99.
BR No Opposition 2016 Chardonnay, American 12% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
BR No Opposition NV Red Blend 13% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
BR No Opposition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.5% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
85 No Opposition NV Red Blend 13% (USA) $9.99.
BR No Opposition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.5% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
87 No Opposition 2016 Chardonnay 12% (USA) $9.99.
87 No Opposition 2018 Dry Rosé, Syrah, American 11.8% (USA) $9.99.
BR Reggae NV White 10% (USA) $6.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Reggae NV Sangria 10% (USA) $6.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Reggae NV White 10% (USA) $6.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Reggae NV Sangria 10% (USA) $6.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Sweet Tulip NV Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99.
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 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.