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November 2020 - All Sweet Wine

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

All Sweet Wine Reviews

Pedroncelli 2014 Four Grapes Vintage Port Dry Creek Valley
91 points
$28
Black garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raisins, dried apricot, cinnamon-sugar, coffee candies, nutmeg, blood orange, star anise, and toffee with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium body and a warming, layered, long finish. A bright and balanced Port-style wine that is sure to please the after-dinner crowd.
Grgich Hills 2018 Violetta Napa Valley
91 points
$85
Light gold color. Inviting aromas and flavors of apricots in syrup, floral honeycomb, tangerine zest, candied pineapple, and baklava with a silky, vibrant, sweet light body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish that presents accents of candied lemon peel, ginger, and hints of saffron with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich and nicely layered Late Harvest wine from Napa.
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Peach California
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of watermelon, fresh peach, honeysuckle, and apricot with a soft, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a polished, medium-length strawberry candies and ripe peach finish with no oak flavor. A fresh and fruity sweet moscato that will hit the spot.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Shenandoah Vineyards 2018 Black Muscat Fortified Muscat
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Dusty light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of baked peach, raspberry glaze, sugared melon, pasteis de nata, honey, and orange blossom with a satiny, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, captivating, medium-length finish that presents suggestions of orange peel and caramel with light oak flavor. A fragrant, outgoing Fortified wine that will be a dream with sweet almond desserts.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Strawberry Guava Hard Seltzer California
87 points
$1.99
Best Buy
White gold color. Aromas of strawberries in cream and melon with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, swift lime spritzed strawberries finish with no oak flavor. A light and crisp seltzer that drinks effortlessly.
87 points $1.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Pineapple Passionfruit Hard Seltzer California
87 points
$1.99
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas of peach compote and green apple candy with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light body and a smooth, breezy raspberry slushie finish with no oak flavor. A bright and fruity seltzer-like refresher for the summer months.
87 points $1.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Peach Nectarine Hard Seltzer California
87 points
$1.99
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas of peach gummies, pineapple candies, and lime syrup with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light body and a smooth, easy ripe nectarine and starfruit finish with no oak flavor. A peachy seltzer with kisses of sweetness.
87 points $1.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Moscato NV Apple Moscato California
87 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of fuji apple, ripe pear, peach jam, elderflower, and vanilla tea cake with a soft, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, buoyant mango yogurt and naval orange finish. A solid sweet sipper with fun fruit flavors.
87 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Red Moscato California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of cherry relish, strawberry smoothie, and watermelon with a round, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length gherkins and rhubarb finish. A sweet and juicy wine for anytime sipping; playful and refreshing.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Riesling
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of ripe pineapple with lime, pears, candied lemon and ginger, papaya, and honeycomb with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, sweet medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length mango chutney finish with no oak flavor. A simple, tasty and balanced sweet petillant Riesling for casual sipping and sharing.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sweet Red Blend California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Ruby garnet color. Aromas of cassis pie and sweet tea with a round, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length raspberry gummies, chocolate chew, plum jam, and baking spices finish with medium tannins and light oak flavor. A light-bodied sweet red that drinks effortlessly.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Moscato Spumante California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas of spring flowers, honeysuckle, apricot compote, and pineapple-coriander chutney with a vibrant, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length lemon supremes finish. A sweet, uplifting sparkler with tangy, balancing acidity.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Peach California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas of peach gummies, white flowers, honey, and green apple with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, very sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, snappy apricot sorbet finish. A lively, candied, peachy sparkler that brings the fun.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Sobon Estate 2018 Zinfandel Port Amador County
87 points
$16
Dark violet color. Fruity aromas of prunes, lemon zest, and tangerine with a lightly tannic, vibrant, fruity medium body and a hot, appealing, medium-length chocolate shavings, hint of mint creme, and ginger tea finish with moderate oak flavor. A dense and fruity Port-style wine with big citrus notes.
Barefoot Spritzer NV Pink Moscato Spritzer California
86 points
$2.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Confected aromas of peach gummies and strawberry candy with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, brisk sour berry candies and apple sherbet finish with no oak flavor. A fun candied pink quaffer with a sweet-tart appeal.
86 points $2.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Red Sangria Spritzer California
86 points
$2.99
Best Buy
Bright violet color. Aromas of orange peel, fruit punch, and hibiscus cooler with a supple, vibrant, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish. A tangy bubbly sangria for cocktails in a pinch.
86 points $2.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Summer Red California
86 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Bright ruby color. Aromas of berry faygo, peony blossom, and watermelon candies with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length cherry punch finish with no oak flavor. A fun and fruity punch-like cocktail for casual sips.
86 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Prosecco DOC
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of lime sorbet, white peach and mango soufflé, chalk, and sweet meringue with a velvety, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light body and a agreeable celery and mint finish with crunchy tannins. A juicy, almost-off dry Prosecco with a carefree attitude.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Cherry Cranberry Hard Seltzer California
85 points
$1.99
White gold color. Aromas of lime, apple cider, white airhead candy, wax candy, and honeydew melon with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, breezy spiced apple compote finish with no oak flavor. A light refresher with a hint of flavor.
85 points $1.99
FUN WINE NV Peach Passion Moscato™ European Union
85 points
$5
Best Buy
Steely pink color. Attractive aromas and flavors of strawberry sorbet, ripe raspberries, peach, rose, and lychee with a vibrant, sweet light body and a smooth, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A yummy, berry flavored wine with delicate almost floral notes that entice the imbiber for another sip.
85 points $5 Best Buy
FUN WINE NV Sangria European Union
85 points
$5
Best Buy
Siam color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of ripe valencia orange, hibiscus tea, cinnamon candies, and berry cobbler with a supple, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of bay. An absolutely crushable Sangria for parties; light and easy to love.
85 points $5 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Crisp White Spritzer California
85 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of tinned pears, honey, pound cake, and capri sun with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length orange candies and club soda finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, citrusy refresher.
85 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Moscato Spritzer California
85 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Pink color. Aromas of berry candies, peach sorbet, and pineapple gummy bears with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, moderately sweet light body and a sleek, relaxed strawberry soda and tart lemon custard finish. A yummy fruity treat that refreshes.
85 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Moscato California
85 points
$6.99
Yellow straw color. Aromas of sweet peach, fondant, pears in syrup, and orange blossom honey with a satiny, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, carefree lemon candies finish with no oak flavor. A moscato-like sweet white best enjoyed with a good chill.
85 points $6.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Pink Moscato California
85 points
$9.99
Amber salmon color. Aromas of honeycomb, orange flower water, and sliced sugared strawberries with a satiny, tangy, effervescent, very sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, breezy finish. Moscato fans will be drawn to this sweet sparkler.
85 points $9.99
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Strawberry California
85 points
$9.99
Bright ruby garnet color. Aromas of raspberry jam, hint of menthol, and cacao nib with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, stimulating, snappy raspberry iced tea finish with no oak flavor. A candied berry flavored moscato that’s sure to please your sweet tooth.
85 points $9.99
Shenandoah Vineyards 2016 Vintage Port Amador County
85 points
$18
Dusty garnet color. Sweet aromas of honeysuckle, broiled peach, honey, and mint-chocolate with a round, soft, cloying medium body and a warming, medium-length caramel on chocolate wafer cookie finish with light oak flavor. A moscato-like Port-style wine with big notes of flowers and honey.
Barefoot Spritzer NV Rosé California
84 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of cotton candy, strawberry sno cone, and strawberry banana yogurt with a satiny, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, rapid strawberry pez candies and melted popsicle finish with no oak flavor. A light and tangy berry refresher.
84 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Pink Moscato California
84 points
$6.99
Pale coral orange color. Aromas of strawberry jell-o and peach pastry with a round, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, swift mixed fruit gummies finish with no oak flavor. An easy, breezy sweet wine in a summery tone.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV White Zinfandel California
84 points
$6.99
Pink coral color. Aromas of watermelon candy and raspberry jam with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length cherry lollipop and bubblegum finish with no oak flavor. An off-dry rose with lots of friendly fruit flavor.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV Sangria California
84 points
$6.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of plum jam, cinnamon, clove, and freshly peeled orange with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length licorice, hints of spiced chocolate, and blackberry jam finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. You can’t go wrong with this simple and juicy sangria.
84 points $6.99
Allegro 2019 Moscato Muscat
84 points
$10
Yellow straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of peach and pineapple gummies, honeysuckle, and honey on shortcake with a lightly tannic, vibrant, petillant, sweet light body and an even, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A solid Moscato that hits the spot.
FUN WINE NV Strawberry Rosé Moscato™ European Union
83 points
$5
Best Buy
Coral orange color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry candies, taffy, and watermelon soda with a supple, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet light body and an effortless, fast finish with no oak flavor. A light and breezy strawberry Flavored Wine with fun carbonation and easy-drinking style.
83 points $5 Best Buy
FUN WINE NV Coconut Chardonnay™ European Union
83 points
$5
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of coconut pudding, mango candies, bread and butter pickles, and banana candies with a supple, vibrant, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, relaxed finish with no oak flavor. A boldly coconut-flavored wine that’s not too sweet; fun and friendly.
83 points $5 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Pinot Grigio Spritzer California
82 points
$2.99
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of struck match and pineapple gummies with a lean, tangy, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk lime Sno Cone finish with no oak flavor. A bright and tangy refresher for backyard festivities.
82 points $2.99
FUN WINE NV Espresso Cabernet™ European Union
82 points
$5
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered caramels, dried berries, mocha, and caramel yogurt covered pretzels with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, brisk finish. A chocolatey sparkler that offers wine drinkers something new and different.
FUN WINE NV Cappuccino Chardonnay™ European Union
81 points
$5
Golden straw color. Aromas of white chocolate sauce and pumpkin spice latte with a creamy, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length caramel covered popcorn finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A creamy, caramel-y wine for winter soirees.
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Watermelon California
81 points
$9.99
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of whipped cream, grape drink mix, and fondant with a satiny, spritzy, moderately sweet watery body and a quick mango yogurt and peach iced tea finish with no oak flavor. A juicy sweet quaffer.
81 points $9.99
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Apple Moscato California
81 points
$9.99
Straw green color. Aromas of apple cider, honey-nut cheerios, and wax with a supple, crisp, sweet light body and a seamless, brisk apple juice and apricot nectar finish with no oak flavor. A apple-y moscato for fun quaffing.
81 points $9.99
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