Full Review

Tom Eddy

Tom Eddy
2015 Orange Muscat, Sierra Foothills

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30

Tom Eddy
2015 Orange Muscat, Sierra Foothills

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 5%
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of raisin bread pudding, fresh peach granola, overripe apricot, and hint of acetone with a silky, soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish that exhibits notes of grape juice and skin, apple soda, and chalk with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A light crisp dessert wine for cheeses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: raisin bread pudding, fresh peach granola, overripe apricot, and hint of acetone
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of grape juice and skin, apple soda, and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Maytag Blue, Marcona Almonds, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light crisp dessert wine for cheeses.

The Producer

Tom Eddy Winery, LLC

The Producer
3870 State Highway 128
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-942-4267

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.