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July 2020 - All Sweet Wine

July 2020 - All Sweet Wine
This month's Wine feature is All Sweet Wines

All Sweet Wine Reviews

Frost Bitten 2019 Ice Riesling Riesling
91 points
$14
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of poached pear, wildflower honey, elderflower, dried apricot, diced pineapple, and sultanas with a round, lively, sweet medium body and a polished, subtle, long finish. Intense, sophisticated fruit leaps to the nose and palate in this concentrated Ice Wine pleaser.
91 points $14 Best Buy
Corte Bella  Rosso
90 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry sorbet, pomegranate juice, rosehip preserves, and ume with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish conveying nuances of strawberry shortcake, raspberry gelee, and wet stone with no oak flavor. A delicious, fun and fizzy red that is sure to be a hit; drink up.
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Black Gold - Marion Blackberry
89 points
$21.99
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, sweet cherry, vanilla, and fresh oregano with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with overtones of hints of coffee with well-integrated, fruit tannins. Bright aromas of soft ripe berries invite the sipper to this bright and craveable Fruit Wine.
89 points $21.99
Obsession 2018 Symphony California
88 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Confected, fruity aromas and flavors of yellow rose, peach fruit cup, and lychee with a silky, bright, off-dry medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing accents of apple sauce and fruit salad. A nice, fruity off-dry pleaser.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
St. Clair Winery 2017 Nativo New Mexico
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Dusty deep purple color. Aromas of ripe black plum, blackberry cobbler, and sweet spiced black tea with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an even, refreshing, medium-length berry semifreddo and vanilla yogurt finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A sweet and balanced red from New Mexico with attractive berry flavors; great for spicy barbecue or hot fried chicken.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Aldi  Mango Mimosa Wine Cocktail
87 points
$8
Best Buy
Opaque bright gold color. Aromas of overripe mango, orange concentrate, and papaya with a round, vibrant, effervescent, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length guava pastry and tangerine sherbet finish. A sweet and full-bodied tropical Mimosa that will add loads of flavor to your brunch soiree.
87 points $8 Best Buy
Cupcake 2019 Moscato dAsti Italy
87 points
$15.99
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of cantaloupe, peach, honey, and basil with a satiny, effervescent, medium body and a kiwi, fondant, and peach preserves finish. A glass of this chilled Moscato d’Asti with sushi, salads or a cheese plate will make for a perfect day.
87 points $15.99
Kauffman’s NV Posey Red
86 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Neon siam color. Aromas of concord grapes, wildflowers, and sugared ginger with a supple, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a graceful, crisp finish. A sweet and grapey refresher to serve ice cold.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
St. Clair Winery 2019 Mimbres Red New Mexico
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright ruby color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plum, blueberry, licorice, fig bar, and fruit cup with a round, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of berry preserves. A silky-smooth, fruit-forward Sweet Wine that pleases.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Tropical NV Passion Fruit Moscato Italy
86 points
$17.99
Silvery straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pineapples in syrup, banana taffy, and peach pie with a supple, vibrant, spritzy, very sweet light body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish. A tangy and candied sparkling wine that caters to your sweet tooth.
86 points $17.99
Pleasant Valley NV Vanilla Cream Sherry New York State
85 points
Copper color. Confected aromas of candied marzipan and vanilla almond fudge and frosting with a supple, soft, sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, breezy nutty nougat and butterscotch finish. A pleasant Cream Sherry for desserts and cocktails.
Aldi NV Pomegranate Mimosa Wine Cocktail
85 points
$8
Light siam color. Aromas and flavors of orange concentrate, cranberry, and hint of yeasty pastry with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, easy finish. A fun and light-hearted Mimosa for festive brunches.
Blue Teal NV Rio Rojo New Mexico
85 points
$10
Garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of strawberries, hibiscus, pomegranate, and cranberry with a satiny, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length finish. A sweet and juicy Red that will pair nicely with spicy homestyle fare.
New Age NV Rosé San Rafael
85 points
$12.99
Bright coral orange color. Aromas of ripe raspberry, watermelon candies, rose hip syrup, and peach with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length raspberry jam, lemon curd, and pavlova finish. A fruity off-dry Rosé that offers a simple pleasure; Moscato drinkers need apply.
85 points $12.99
Bosio NV Dark Red Piedmont
85 points
$14.99
Bright ruby garnet color. Aromas of crushed blackberries, eucalyptus, and raspberry jelly doughnut with a vibrant, effervescent, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, breezy hints of caramel cookie and berry fruit snacks finish. A herbaceous, berry-flavored bubbly wine for sharing.
85 points $14.99
DH Lescombes 2018 Signature Series 631 Canyon Five New Mexico
85 points
$15
Light garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of bing cherries and cranberry with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish. A fresh and fruity off-dry red with bright notes of cherry.
Tropical NV Mango Moscato Italy
85 points
$17.99
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of white peach, honey, key lime, lychee, and grapefruit cordial with a supple, crisp, petillant, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length pear nectar, honey, and ginger finish with well-integrated, medium tannins. A sweet and distinctively fruity Italian sweet sparkler.
85 points $17.99
Vino dei Fratelli 2019 Moscato DAsti Piedmont
85 points
$17.99
Straw color. Aromas of floral talc, peach confection, and sweet apples with a round, effervescent, moderately sweet light body and a polished, rapid honeyed apricot, pineapple smoothie, and lime-spritzed almonds finish. A sweet and fruity quaffer that goes down easy.
85 points $17.99
Autumn Frost NV Peach Chardonnay Spritzer
84 points
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of sweet pear, watermelon, and peach gummies with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, short finish with shades of lime spritzed mango and baby aspirin with no oak flavor. A fun, fruity refresher to serve ice cold.
Pleasant Valley NV Port-Style Fortified Wine New York State
84 points
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of tart cranberry, prunes, milk chocolate with toasted almonds, and citrus sponge cake with a round, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish that exhibits overtones of light caramel with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dense and concentrated American Port with dark, rich flavors.
Reggae NV White
84 points
$6.99
Yellow straw color. Fruity aromas of peach candies, lychees in syrup, orange blossom, and ripe melon with a supple, bright, sweet light body and a smooth, brisk lime candies and mandarins in syrup finish with no oak flavor. A very fruity, easy-drinking dessert wine that will certainly please your sweet tooth.
84 points $6.99
Reggae NV Sangria
84 points
$6.99
Reddish orange color. Fruity, herbal aromas of fruit punch, lime popsicle, orgeat, fragrant herbal tea, and licorice with a satiny, lively, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with soft tannins and no oak flavor. A fun and fruity red sangria that brings lots of flavor to the party.
84 points $6.99
Blue Teal NV Red Moscato New Mexico
84 points
$8
Pale reddish orange color. Aromas of honey, berry gummies, melon, and lychee candy with a satiny, vibrant, very sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, easy pink lemonade and grape juice finish. A very candied, fruity wine to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Sea Salt Unsalted NV Cherry Michigan
84 points
$10
Bright garnet color. Aromas and flavors of caramel apple pie, potpourri, spice drops, and cranberry crisp with a satiny, tangy, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish that shows impressions of cinnamon sangria. A sparkling Fruit Wine laden with spicy autumnal flavors; a good crowdpleaser.
Carletto NV Ricco Dolce Sweet Wine Italy
84 points
$10.99
Light ruby color. Aromas of raspberry, pomegranate juice, leather, dried leaves, and cranberry sauce with a soft, bright, spritzy, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, brisk cherry syrup and orange marmalade finish. A simple, sweet bubbly quaffer for everyday indulgences.
84 points $10.99
New Age NV Sweet White Wine San Rafael
84 points
$12.99
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of white flowers, apricot, honey, freshly sliced lime, fennel, and tea cakes with buttercream with a supple, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a polished, brisk finish revealing accents of tropical fruit salad. A fruity, spritzy Sweet Wine for effortless quaffing; try with spicy foods.
84 points $12.99
Stella Rosa NV Semi-Sweet Rosé Italy
84 points
$14
Steely pink color. Aromas of strawberry jelly and soda with a supple, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a snappy strawberry and watermelon candies and berry seltzer water finish. A refreshing, candied bubbly for sweet teeth.
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Hurricane Class 5 Tropical Sangria
84 points
$19.99
Pale golden straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of ripe mango, pears, fruit punch, tangerine, and honey with a satiny, soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length finish displaying impressions of peach toaster pastry and hints of grapefruit zest with a suggestion of oak flavor. Flirty fruit aromas beckon the sipper to the glass in this fun Fruit Wine.
84 points $19.99
Autumn Frost NV Strawberry White Zinfandel Spritzer
83 points
Pink coral color. Aromas of strawberry sour candies, powdered drink mix, and cotton candy with a satiny, tangy, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, delightful, medium-length strawberry-vanilla bubblegum finish. A fun and fruity flavored bubbly wine for your inner child.
New Age NV Red San Rafael
83 points
$12.99
Bright violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raspberry soda, apple granola, cider, and foraged mushrooms with an oily, soft, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, short finish with fruit tannins. A sweet and bubbly quaffer to serve ice cold.
83 points $12.99
Bosio NV Black Piedmont
83 points
$14.99
Light ruby color. Aromas of eucalyptus, cranberry juice, and sweet tea with a round, vibrant, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, brisk ripe mulberries and sweet orange cream finish with fruit tannins. A fun and slightly herbal Italian sweet sparkler.
83 points $14.99
Bosio NV Rosso Piedmont
83 points
$14.99
Dark ruby color. Earthy aroma of blackberry bush with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity light body and a sleek, brisk dried blackberry in chocolate, black tea, and violet liqueur finish. A lightly blackberry flavored bubbly quaffer to serve ice cold.
83 points $14.99
Sea Salt Unsalted NV  Concord
82 points
$10
Light garnet color. Aromas of fresh concord grape juice with a supple, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk limestone finish. A simple, slightly sparkling Concord grape wine to accompany homestyle meals and summer porch sipping.
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Key Limen
80 points
$19.99
Emerald straw color. Aromas of poached pear and toasted pine nuts with a supple, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, crisp granny smith apple and broiled lime juice finish. A fun and tangy Fruit Wine quaffer to serve ice cold.
80 points $19.99
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