Best Inexpensive Dessert Wine

221099
Salt of the Earth
2016 Flor de Moscato California
Light gold color. Sweet aromas and flavors of honeyed dried apricot, sultana, and suede with a silky, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a seamless, distinctive, long mandarin oranges and peach marmalade on cake finish with fine, fruit tannins. A delightful dessert wine with lovely layers of flavor.
93 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222327
Paluzzi
2016 Moscato d'Asti
Light straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of peach phosphate, golden raisin chutney, and honeysuckle with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long honeyed dried apricot and wet limestone finish with no oak. A delicious and pure moscato d’Asti with excellent flavor, balance, and acidity.
92 points $7 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
221663
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Sweet Red Sparkling Dessert Wine California
Bright ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry and apple sauces, wild strawberry sorbet, and pannetone with a vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a complex, long spiced tangerines, kiwi, orange blossom water, and melon finish with crunchy, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A racy, delicious sweet wine with great flavor, nuance and length.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
221664
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Pink Moscato Sparkling Dessert Wine California
Brilliant coral orange color. Aromas and flavors of peach sorbet, orange blossom talc, and honeyed golden raisins with a tangy, effervescent, moderately sweet medium body and a compelling, long dried apricot, tangerine sorbet, and honey crisp apple finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious fruity, tangy, sweet wine with great flavor and structure.
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
221185
Anthony Lee’s
NV Raspberry Wine Maine
Dusty ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raspberry preserves and honey with a silky, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length chocolate raspberries and nuts, wheat grass, pickled melon, and earth finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A delightfully fruit and savory dessert wine with pure, earthy raspberry flavor.
91 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
221128
Stella Rosa
NV Rosso Lux Demi-Sweet Sparkling Italy
Brilliant ruby color. Attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of ripe muddled strawberries and vanilla pound cake with a glycerous, crisp, effervescent, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length rose petals, fondant, taffy, and nutmeg finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious Brachetto with great texture that will be a hit at the finish of your next dinner party.
91 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
221597
flipflop
NV Pink Moscato California
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry tart, peach cobbler, and nougat with an bright, moderately sweet medium body and a captivating, medium-long cherry coulis, watermelon sorbet, green apple, and floral honey finish with crunchy, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A very tasty and nice structured sweet wine that will be a hit on the patio.
90 points $7 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219160
Moncigale
NV Fruits & Wine Grapefruit and Rosé Sweet Fruit Wine France
Bright salmon orange color. Floral, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry-kiwi nectar, lime blossom, green apple soap, and italian orange scone with a silky, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A beautifully hued and balanced fruit wine.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220509
Stella Rosa
NV L'Originale Rosso Italy
Dark ruby color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of spiced peaches and oranges and honeysuckle with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long sour cherry sorbet finish with no oak. A singing dessert wine with delicious fruit and mouthwatering acidity.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219589
Sutter Home
NV Moscato
Light yellow straw color. Aromas of apple tart, peony, acacia, and rock candy with a round, lively, sweet medium-to-full body and a medium-length orange blossom honey, wildflower, apple, and passion fruit sorbet finish with fine, fruit tannins. A pleasing everyday desert wine.
89 points Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab