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Ledson

Ledson
2014 Sweet Ida May Late Harvest, Zinfandel, Redwood Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$50.00

Ledson
2014 Sweet Ida May Late Harvest, Zinfandel, Redwood Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18%
Dusty dull black garnet color. Aromas of grape jelly, spiced dried date, and cranberry tart with a supple, bright, sweet fat body and a sleek, breezy salted caramel, plum fruit leather, and echinacea finish with barky tannins. A pleasantly jammy dessert wine.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: grape jelly, spiced dried date, and cranberry tart
Taste Flavor: salted caramel, plum fruit leather, and echinacea
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasantly jammy dessert wine.
The Producer

Ledson Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
PO Box 653
Kenwood, CA 95452
USA
1 707-537-3810
Dessert Wine
Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
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.
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