About Sparkling Sweet Wine

About Sparkling Sweet Wine
Sparkling Dessert Wines are effervescent sweet fruity wines with residual sugar levels of 5% brix or higher that are not from established sparkling dessert wine categories like Italian Moscato d' Asti or Canadian Sparkling Ice Wines. American examples are usually made with a variety of muscat grapes, labeled as 'Moscato", and may include other natural flavors like citrus or berries.

Top Picks for Sparkling Sweet Wine

St. Clair Winery 2018 Bellissimo New Mexico
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of candied peaches, apricot yogurt, orange blossom, fondant, chamomile tea, and orange zest with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, sweet medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish that shows notes of marigold and ripe papaya with no oak flavor. Great depth of fruit character makes this a rich and interesting muscat pleaser.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Pink Mosacto California
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery pink color. Floral, fruity aromas of lilacs, spiced peach sorbet, and lychee with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long dried apricot and green apple and tangerine shrub finish. A toothsome and mouthwatering sweet sparkling wine with nice versatility.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Pink Moscato California
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery pink color. Floral, fruity aromas of lilacs, spiced peach sorbet, and lychee with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long dried apricot and green apple and tangerine shrub finish. A toothsome and mouthwatering sweet sparkling wine with nice versatility.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Pink Moscato California
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery pink color. Floral, fruity aromas and flavors of lilacs, spiced peach sorbet, and lychee with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish conveying notes of dried apricot and green apple and tangerine shrub. A toothsome and mouthwatering sweet sparkling wine with nice versatility.
Awards: Best Value US Sparkling Dessert Wine
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Carletto NV Ricco Dolce Sweet Red Italy
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas of candied raspberry, apple, mint, and strawberry confection with a supple, crisp, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length sweet pea blossom, chocolate with crystalized violet petals, and rooibos tea finish. A juicy, slightly floral sparkler that will be delicious with chocolate cake.
89 points $10 Best Buy
St. Clair Winery 2018 Bellissimo Sparkling Sweet Wine New Mexico
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Straw green color. Sweet aromas and flavors of honeycomb, orange blossom, peach slushie, and lilac with a satiny, vibrant, fizzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy finish with accents of ginger ale and lemon cordial with no oak flavor. A tasty, bubbly quaffer with sweet fruit and floral aromas; a solid choice for Moscato drinkers.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sweet Red Sparkling California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant bright ruby color. Fruity aromas of pomegranate sauce, fruit cake, coconut cream pie, and cherry scented candle with a satiny, tangy, effervescent, off-dry medium body and an even, amusing, medium-long tangerine sorbet, melon, and almond finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A zesty, mouthwatering sparkling wine that will be fun with barbecue.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sweet Red Sparkling California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant bright ruby color. Fruity aromas of pomegranate sauce, fruit cake, coconut cream pie, and cherry scented candle with a satiny, tangy, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long tangerine sorbet, melon, and almond finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A zesty, mouthwatering sparkling wine that will be fun with ’cue.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Pizzolato 2018 Sparkling Dessert Wine Moscato
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright gold color. Aromas of honeysuckle, ripe apricot, and angel food cake with a round, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length peach nectar, sweet apple, orange marmalade, and honey finish with no oak flavor. A balanced and floral Moscato that is sure to please fans of the varietal.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sweet Red Sparkling California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant bright ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pomegranate sauce, fruit cake, coconut cream pie, and cherry scented candle with a satiny, tangy, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long finish imparting accents of tangerine sorbet, melon, and almond. A zesty, mouthwatering sparkling wine that will be fun with ’cue.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy