Full Review

Narmada Winery

Narmada Winery
2009 Allure Dessert Wine, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18% RS: 7%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$36
Cellar Selection

Narmada Winery
2009 Allure Dessert Wine, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18% RS: 7%
Indigo color. Grassy aromas and flavors of carob bar, dried berries, dried tarragon, and tomato vine with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and an odd, breezy finish with notes of nutskin, cranberry relish, potting soil, and coffee cherries with dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A earthy,bright and tannic dessert wine for cheeses; give this a bit of time to blossom.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Savory & Funky
Aroma Aroma: carob bar, dried berries, dried tarragon, and tomato vine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of nutskin, cranberry relish, potting soil, and coffee cherries
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Morbier, Mild Mountain Gorgonzola, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A earthy,bright and tannic dessert wine for cheeses; give this a bit of time to blossom.

The Producer

Narmada Winery

The Producer
43 Narmada Ln
Amissville, VA 20106
USA
1 540-937-8215

Their Portfolio

86 Narmada Winery 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $32.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $35.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Melange, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $28.00.
83 Narmada Winery 2011 Reserve, Chardonnay, Virginia 13.8% (USA) $27.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2015 MOM White Blend, Virginia 14.9% (USA) $20.00.
85 Narmada Winery 2015 Dream, Traminette, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $21.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2016 Viognier, Virginia 13.4% (USA) $27.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2012 Yash-Vir Bordeaux Blend, Virginia 13.1% (USA) $38.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2014 Midnight Red , Chambourcin, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $21.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2016 Dream, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $22.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Reflection, Chambourcin, Virginia 12.9% (USA) $25.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2016 sur lie Reserve, Chardonel, Virginia 14.3% (USA) $27.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2017 Viognier, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $27.00.
84 Narmada Winery 2017 Dream, Traminette, Virginia 14.25% (USA) $22.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2017 Mom White Blend, Virginia 14.27% (USA) $20.00.
88 Narmada Winery 2017 Gulabi Rosé, Virginia 13.8% (USA) $24.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2017 Viognier, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $27.00.
88 Narmada Winery 2015 Yash-Vir Bordeaux Blend, Virginia 13.6% (USA) $38.00.
90 Narmada Winery 2016 Petit Verdot, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2016 Merlot, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2015 Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $29.00.
87 Narmada Winery NV Primita Flavored Dessert Wine 13.95% (USA) $25.00.
84 Narmada Winery NV Legacy Just Smile Flavored Dessert Wine 12.75% (USA) $27.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2009 Allure Dessert Wine, Virginia 18% (USA) $36.00.
90 Narmada Winery 2014 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $38.00.
88 Narmada Winery 2015 Mélange Red Blend, Virginia 13.6% (USA) $30.00.

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.