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Fazeli Cellars

Fazeli Cellars
2013 Rumi, Cinsault, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19.1% RS: 14%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$95

Fazeli Cellars
2013 Rumi, Cinsault, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19.1% RS: 14%
Brown brick red color. Aromas of cocoa powder, flourless chocolate cake, soy-glazed walnuts, and rosemary baguette with a creamy, crisp, very sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length dried figs and dates, tiramisu, mint tea with cream, and toffee-covered nuts finish with moderate oak flavor. A delicious offering to extend the meal; will be a decadent treat with cheese.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cocoa powder, flourless chocolate cake, soy-glazed walnuts, and rosemary baguette
Taste Flavor: dried figs and dates, tiramisu, mint tea with cream, and toffee-covered nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Stilton, Roquefort, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious offering to extend the meal; will be a decadent treat with cheese.

The Producer

Fazelli Vineyards, LLC

The Producer
27495 Diaz Rd
Temecula, CA 92590
USA
1 951-699-8896

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.