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January 2019 - Sweet, Dessert & Fortified

January 2019 - Sweet, Dessert & Fortified
This month's Wine feature is Sweet, Dessert & Fortified Wines

Sweet, Dessert & Fortified Reviews

Leyenda NV Pedro Ximenez Sherry Jerez de la Frontera
93 points
$18.99
A rich and toothsome PX Sherry with great length and depth.
93 points $18.99
Pend d’Oreille 2008 Oui! Red Dessert Wine Washington
93 points
$25
Lively acidity and peppery nuance make this a craveable dessert wine to share.
Tom Eddy 2010 Old Vine Dessert Wine Zinfandel
93 points
$75
A lip smacking late-harvest zinfandel that will be a decadent after-dinner cheese pairing.
Ferraris 2017 Dulcis in Fundo Malvasia di Casorzo
92 points
$17.99
Best Buy
A very friendly and juicy sweet red spritzer that will be a divine alternative to Lambrusco or Brachetto.
92 points $17.99 Best Buy
Peachy Canyon NV Port Zinfandel
92 points
$32
An absolutely delicious companion to blue cheese or chocolates.
Cline 2016 Late Harvest Mourvedre
92 points
$36
A lovely, spicy, minty red dessert wine that will turn heads.
Samson Estates NV Delilah Blueberry Wine Puget Sound
91 points
$12
A delicate and perfumed fruit wine that will be a really lovely afternoon libation.
Samson Estates NV Framboise Raspberry Dessert Wine Puget Sound
91 points
$15
A rather serious, concentrated and liqueur-like raspberry wine that will be great in kirs.
Alara Cellars 2016 Late Harvest Viognier
91 points
$49
A very toasty, rich dessert wine to pair with baked desserts or nutty pastries.
Fazeli Cellars 2013 Rumi Cinsault
91 points
$95
A delicious offering to extend the meal; will be a decadent treat with cheese.
Easley NV Reggae Margarita
90 points
$6.99
A very convincing and tasty wine based margarita, salud.
90 points $6.99
Gina NV Casa Rossa Sweet Red Italy
90 points
$12.99
A fun and flavor-packed ride with balanced sweetness, acidity and varietal character.
90 points $12.99
Samson Estates NV BLU Blueberry Dessert Wine Puget Sound
90 points
$16
A plush, spicy dessert wine with lots of purity and personality.
Quady 2016 Essensia Dessert Wine Orange Muscat
90 points
$24.99
A caramelly dessert wine with lots of heady fruit.
90 points $24.99
Falkner 2015 Field Blend Port South Coast
90 points
$39.95
An excellently balanced Port-style wine that will be divine with cheese.
90 points $39.95
Easley NV Reggae Red
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
A juicy, grapey wine with an all-American attitude; drink ice cold with spicy, rustic American meals.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Easley NV Sweet Tulip Red
88 points
$6.99
A tasty, grape-y dessert wine.
88 points $6.99
Gina NV  Moscato
88 points
$17.99
A nice zippy dessert wine with sense of place.
88 points $17.99
Luisi 2017  Moscato dAsti DOCG
88 points
$17.99
A perfumed moscato with bright notes of gardenia; a very attractive sparkler for the dessert course.
88 points $17.99
Quady NV Starboard Batch 88 Port California
88 points
$24.99
An easy-drinking port style wine for everyday indulgences.
88 points $24.99
Jacuzzi 2015 Late Harvest Aleatico
88 points
$35
A nice mature red dessert wine for cheeses and sweets.
New Age NV White Dessert Wine Mendoza
87 points
$12.99
A crisp and dainty sweet wine that's not too sweet.
87 points $12.99
Gina NV Dark Red Flavored Wine Italy
87 points
$17.99
An herbal quaffer akin to sparkling shiraz.
87 points $17.99
Gina NV Tropical Passion Fruit Moscato Italy
87 points
$17.99
A poolside refresher with packed with fruit flavor.
87 points $17.99
Romariz NV Reserva Latina Tawny Port Douro
87 points
$18.99
A tasty port fit for after dinner sips or cocktail creation.
87 points $18.99
Quady 2016 Elysium Muscat
87 points
$24.99
A sangria-like, juicy-sweet wine that will be great on ice.
87 points $24.99
Narmada Winery NV Primita Flavored Dessert Wine
87 points
$25
A round and chewy berry flavored wine that will shine with desserts.
Narmada Winery 2009 Allure Dessert Wine Virginia
87 points
$36
A earthy,bright and tannic dessert wine for cheeses; give this a bit of time to blossom.
Easley NV Reggae White
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
A sweet and juicy wine with a delicate floral appeal.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Easley NV Sweet Tulip Off-Dry Moscato
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
A fruit basket of flavors make this off-dry moscato a real crowd-pleaser.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Easley NV Cranberry Jubilee
86 points
$8.99
Best Buy
A plush fruit wine; serve ice cold.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
Riebeek Cellars NV Cape Ruby Fortified Wine Swartland
86 points
$22
An intriguing, smoky fortified wine that will make a clever cocktail modifier.
Easley NV Reggae Blush
85 points
$6.99
A fun and fruity sweet quaffer.
85 points $6.99
San Antonio NV Granada Tropical Sweet Pink Flavored Wine California
85 points
$10
A candy-sweet wine cocktail to get the party going; serve ice cold.
The Winery at Marjim Manor NV Cranberry Crescendo Wine
85 points
$13.95
A dry and tart fruit wine that will be a lovely cocktail ingredient; try in a spritz
85 points $13.95
Chateau Gravas 2015  Sauternes
85 points
$39.95
An approachable youthful Sauternes for blue cheese.
85 points $39.95
Easley NV Sweet Barrel White
84 points
$7.99
Fun, lightly herbal apple-ly desert wine; try with spicy ham dishes.
84 points $7.99
Easley NV Reggae Sangria
84 points
$10
A sweet and spicy, easy drinking sangria; serve with ice.
San Antonio NV Cardinale Sweet Red Dessert Wine California
84 points
$10
A grapey libation with lots of sugary-sweet appeal.
Quady 2017 Electra Moscato
84 points
$14.99
A sweet wine for daytime sipping; serve well-chilled.
84 points $14.99
Narmada Winery NV Legacy Just Smile Flavored Dessert Wine
84 points
$27
A pleasant fruit flavored wine for backyard soirees.
Easley NV Sweet Tulip Pink Moscato American
83 points
$6.99
A pleasant, easy drinking dessert wine.
83 points $6.99
Easley NV Sweel Barrel Red
83 points
$7.99
A pleasant cherry berry dessert wine; try in cocktails, like sangria.
83 points $7.99
San Antonio NV Imperial Semi-Sweet Red Dessert Wine California
83 points
$10
An easy quaffer for sweet-tooths.
Samson Estates NV Delilah Blackberry Wine Puget Sound
83 points
$12
A quaffable fruit wine with a rustic appeal.
Quady 2017 Red Electra Moscato California
83 points
$14.99
A fruity quaffer to serve on ice.
83 points $14.99
Vino dei Fratelli 2017  Moscato dAsti
83 points
$17.99
A very sweet moscato; uncomplicated and citrusy.
83 points $17.99
San Antonio NV Villadoro Moscato California
81 points
$10
A sweet quaffer to serve ice cold.
Penns Woods 2017  Moscato
81 points
$24
A sweet summer crusher.
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