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91 • Calico Skies 2012 Cranberry, American $17. Best Buy.
Pale ruby pink color. Dramatic aromas of fresh and baked cranberries, honeycomb, and citrus zest with a tangy, medium body and a zesty, pure, and nicely balanced, spicy, earthy finish. A spot on fruit wine that is not too sweet and would be a good foil for Asian pork and beef dishes. Cocktail options abound too. (tasted on Apr-14-2014)
90 • Easley NV "Jubilee", American $8.99. Best Buy.
Pale ruby color. Aromas of blueberries, mulberries, melon rind, cornichon, and aloe with a fruity sweet medium body and a honeyed raisin, molasses cookie, and mint finish. A nicely layered dessert wine to go with blue cheeses. (tasted on Apr-14-2014)
89 • Jersey Peach NV Peach Wine, American $10.99. Best Buy.
Golden amber color. Vibrantly funky aromas and flavors of baked peaches and clotted cream will a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a long, lemon spritzed finish. Great purity of flavor, will be excellent with artisan cheese or in Champagne cocktails. (tasted on Apr-21-2014)
88 • Jersey Apple NV Apple Wine, American $10.99. Best Buy.
Golden color. Aromas of spiced apples, honey, and caramel with a supple, fruity sweet medium body and golden raisin and delicate earth notes on the finish. Try with cheddar cheeses, cocktails, and apple pie a la mode. (tasted on Apr-21-2014)
84 • Jersey Sugar Plum NV Sugar Plum Wine, New Jersey $10.99/375 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Brassy pink color. Aromas of cranberry soda and tropical fruit punch with a soft, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy, waxy candy finish. Pleasant, if a little confected and Shirley Temple like. (tasted on Apr-21-2014)