Full Review

Easley

Easley
NV Sweet Tulip Red

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 5.8%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6.99

Easley
NV Sweet Tulip Red

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 5.8%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red grape pie and grape juice with a bright, moderately sweet medium body and a breezy finish with overtones of fresh whipped cream with no oak flavor. A tasty, grape-y dessert wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: red grape pie and grape juice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of fresh whipped cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: German Chocolate Cake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty, grape-y dessert wine.

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.

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.