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Forgotten Barrel

Forgotten Barrel
2016 Estate Bottled, Moscato, South Coast

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: 6%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$28

Forgotten Barrel
2016 Estate Bottled, Moscato, South Coast

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: 6%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of wrapped apricot candies, bee pollen, and molten plastic with a soft, shy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a medium-long finish that exhibits accents of lychee candies, banana runts, wax, and hint of chlorine. A unique and expressive dessert wine for adventurous diners; also a great sangria option.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: wrapped apricot candies, bee pollen, and molten plastic
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of lychee candies, banana runts, wax, and hint of chlorine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Deep Fried Ice Cream, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A unique and expressive dessert wine for adventurous diners; also a great sangria option.

The Producer

Forgotten Barrel Winery

The Producer
1120 W. 15th Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
USA
1 888-620-8466

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.