July 2022 - Sweet & Fruit Wines

July 2022 - Sweet & Fruit Wines
This month's Wine feature is Sweet & Fruit Wines

Sweet & Fruit Wines Reviews

Stella Rosa NV LOriginale Black Semi-Sweet Flavored Wine Italy
94 points
$13
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple upside-down cake, dried red and tropical fruits, and balsamic and raspberry tea with a round, effervescent, moderately sweet medium body and a long finish that exhibits nuances of Luden’s cherry cough drops, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, and red black forest gummi bear. Perfect to serve with a summer dessert cheese course and fruit.
94 points $13 Best Buy
Stella Rosa NV Blueberry Flavored Wine Italy
93 points
$13
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of candied orange peel, grains of paradise, and chinese 5 spice with a crisp, effervescent, moderately sweet medium body and a long finish with impressions of red cherries mixed with orange peel, stewed cherries, red apple and and watermelon. Well balanced flavor and structure to hold the sweetness; an excellent option for all of your summer grilling or waterside activities.
93 points $13 Best Buy
San Antonio Fruit Farm  Semi-Sweet Strawberry Guava Flavored Wine Italy
92 points
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry, sweet yuzu, white cranberry juice, and pink cotton candy and candied grapefruit with a glycerous, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a long finish revealing notes of orange starburst and lime skittles. A bright and fruity summer sipper.
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Blueberry California
90 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Dark garnet color. Aromas of blueberry acai yogurt, hint of herbal cough lozenge, berry bubblegum, and lavender jelly with a round, petillant, medium-full body and a medium-long blueberry soda and sorbet finish. A nicely flavored sweet blueberry wine for cobbler fans.
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Mango California
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Tropical aromas of coconut ice cream and buttercream, mango sorbet, and fruit salad with a satiny, spritzy, medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long mango nectar, golden raisin cake, and fruit punch soda finish. A robust and purely flavored mango moscato that delivers sweet pleasure without getting cloying; if you like piña coladas, you’ll like this.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
101 North NV  White Moscato
88 points
$5
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of canned peach, fruit cocktail, elderflower, and fruit loops with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish with accents of canned peach and elderflower, pez candies, candied ginger and jasmine, and peach rings with no oak flavor. A bright burst of tropical sweetness balanced with citrus and nutty notes for a very pleasant summer sip - poolside!
88 points $5 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Peach California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of peach and lychee salad and elderflower with a supple, medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long mandarin oranges, rose water, and peach sorbet finish. A vibrant and delicious peach flavored bubbly that is sure to please.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
San Antonio Fruit Farm NV Semi-Sweet Blackberry Orange Flavored Wine Italy
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of opening aromas of va, earl grey tea, raspberry lemonade, tangerine, and apricot with a round, lively, spritzy, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of tannic and bitter but also sweet, sloe berries and earl grey tea, and mandarin oranges with soft tannins and no oak flavor. Bright, citrus forward and very refreshing.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Cupcake NV Signature Sweets Peach Flavored Wine Italy
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of white peach and nectarine, white flowers, and peach rings with a glycerous, crisp, effervescent, light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish that shows notes of white peach, nectarine, elder flower syrup, and wild flower honey with no oak flavor. Fun and peachy summer sipper that will disappear quickly.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Oak Leaf NV Sweets Tropical Flavored White Wine American
87 points
$3
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of guava and dragon fruit, fresh grass clippings, old lady floral perfume, and grilled pineapple and country time lemonade mix with an soft, fruity medium body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-length finish that shows overtones of juicy fruit gum, peach rings, and white flowers with no oak flavor. A light, bright, softly fruity white that would make a nice spritzer or icy sip on a hot dry day.
87 points $3 Best Buy
Quail Oak NV Rosé California
87 points
$3
Best Buy
Amber salmon color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry yuzu wrapped in flakey butter pastry, dried mediterranean fruit, and cherry tomato with a satiny, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length finish that exhibits impressions of raspberry and strawberry and tart red cherry compote with no oak flavor. Enjoyable as a refresher on a warm summer day with enough depth and complexity to pair with whatever you have going on the grill.
87 points $3 Best Buy
Winemakers Selection NV Classic Series White Moscato
87 points
$5
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of canned fruit cocktail, canned peach and pineapple, lychee, and apricot preserves with a round, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a medium finish revealing suggestions of peach candy, tropical fruit compote, marmalade on buttered toast, and candied white flowers. A tidal wave of tropical fruits that jumps from the glass with a sweet, honeyed rush.
87 points $5 Best Buy
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Strawberry California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Light siam color. Aromas of warm strawberry preserves and grape jelly with a silky, petillant, medium body and a medium strawberry shortcake with lemon curd and strawberry phosphate finish. A bold strawberry bomb of a moscato for fans of dessert in a glass.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
San Antonio Fruit Farm NV Semi-Sweet Cherry Lime Flavored Wine Italy
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry rhubarb, peach cup, and floral soap with a round, bright, finely carbonated, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, relaxed finish conveying suggestions of strawberry bubble gum, chinese five spice, apricot, and cherry with no oak flavor. Simple but tasty and exactly what it is supposed to be.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Cupcake NV Signature Sweets Berry Flavored Wine Italy
87 points
$13
Best Buy
Khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of albanese raspberry gummi bear, strawberry kiwi, watermelon, and skittles with a glycerous, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and an effortless, appealing, breezy finish that presents impressions of raspberry and strawberry candies and red skittles with no oak flavor. Beautiful color, delicious, and troublesome in the best way.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Oak Leaf NV Sweets Peach Flavored White Wine Muscat
86 points
$3
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas of honeysuckle, white flowers and morning dew in the meadow, candied peach, and welsh’s white grape juice with a medium body and a medium orange and lemon starburst, welch’s white grape juice, honeysuckle, and green apple laffy taffy finish. Sweet, fruity, and floral; this wine is sure to be a simple palate pleaser.
86 points $3 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  White Moscato
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Light gold color. Citrusy aromas of apricot sorbet, honeyed sultanas, lemon curd, and peony with a silky, spritzy, medium body and a medium peach candy, melon, and mineral water finish. A nice tangy moscato that is not too sweet.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Peach California
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Brilliant pink coral color. Confected aromas of peach candy and tea, soda, raspberry and pear blossoms and nonpareils, and strawberry coulis with a supple, spritzy, medium body and a medium orange blossom honey and hint of chalk finish. A fun peach dessert in a glass.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Stella Rosa NV LOriginale Rosso Semi-Sweet Wine Italy
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of medicinal red cherry and lemon grass, green herbs, and strawberry vinegar with a round, crisp, petillant, fruity medium body and a medium finish revealing notes of cherry and orange marmalade, cantaloupe, black plums and blackberry, and watermelon. A fun picnic wine and a good change up from Lambrusco.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Stella Rosa NV Semi-Sweet Red Apple Flavored Wine Italy
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of white flowers, white grape juice, and fresh green garden herbs with a supple, soft, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length finish displaying touches of welsh’s white grape juice, jack fruit, and lychee and butter. Does what it came to do, which is to bring the party. Sweet and fun, with a nice balance.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Samson Estates Winery NV Cassis Black Currant Dessert Wine Black Currant
86 points
$17
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of black cassis , blackberry, and alcohol, blueberry, and floral bordering on soapy with a bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of blackberry, black cherry, and black currant with no oak flavor. A super charged cassis, pair with flourless chocolate cake.
Oak Leaf NV Sweets Strawberry Flavored Rosé Muscat
85 points
$3
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of orange papaya, apple candy, and strawberry kiwi with a glycerous, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish with notes of candied citrus and floral and candied grapefruit with no oak flavor. Sweet, fruity, and floral wine that will work for a Sunday brunch crowd.
85 points $3 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Red Moscato
85 points
$6.99
Light ruby color. Aromas of dried apricot, sultanas, and orange blossom honey with a petillant, medium body and a medium pomegranate and peach sorbets, cherry jam, and chalk finish. A vibrant, mouthwatering sweet wine that delivers.
85 points $6.99
Barefoot NV Sangria California
85 points
$6.99
Garnet black color. Aromas of raspberry candies, hints of baking spices, ripe oranges, and sweet tea with a lightly tannic, petillant, medium body and a medium ripe apple, bananas, and pears finish. A fresh and fruity sangria; party in a bottle.
85 points $6.99
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Sweet Cranberry California
85 points
$6.99
Steely pink color. Aromas of cranberry herb relish and blueberry mint lozenge with a silky, spritzy, medium body and a medium candied buddha’s hand peel with herbs and cough syrup finish. A tangy, lightly medicine cranberry moscato for desserts.
85 points $6.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Pink Moscato
85 points
$9.99
Silvery pink color. Floral, fruity aromas of watermelon candy, apricot sorbet, orange blossoms and jasmine, and lemon candy box with a supple, effervescent, medium body and a medium fruit punch soda, mandarin oranges in syrup, and drink powder finish. A sweet and easy drinking bubbly pink moscato.
85 points $9.99
Cupcake NV Signature Sweets Sweet Red Italy
85 points
$13
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry, boysenberry and blackberry, and green tea with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, fruity sweet medium body and a refreshing, medium finish manifesting nuances of cranberry, apple, grape juice and buttered pie crust. A flavorful berry medley.
Quail Oak NV  White Moscato
84 points
$3
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of lilly of the valley, fresh linens, and elderflower, poached pear, and cherry chapstick with a round, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with elements of peach ring candy and honeysuckle with no oak flavor. Fruity, sweet, and easily enjoyed on a warm summer day.
84 points $3 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sweet Red California
84 points
$6.99
Dark garnet color. Aromas of strawberry phosphate, fruit leather, and berry lip stick with a silky, light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium bomb pop popsicle and honeyed berry ice tea finish. A sweet and easy crusher for sweet teeth.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Pineapple California
84 points
$6.99
Straw green color. Aromas of pineapple and banana pie, apple sauce, dandelion, and brown paper with a soft, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, relaxed canned pineapple slices and starburst finish with no oak flavor. Simple and elegant flavored moscato for the everyday or when you want to spice up your sangria.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Moscato Spumante
84 points
$9.99
Golden straw color. Aromas of sultanas with brown sugar, honey glazed dried apricots, fruit cup, and key lime soda with a supple, effervescent, light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium lemon and orange sorbets, pixie sticks, cream soda, and chalk finish. A sweet treat for adult sweet teeth.
84 points $9.99
Barefoot NV Sunset Red Blend California
84 points
$19.98
Bright ruby color. Aromas of spiced cherries in syrup, chocolate halva, and berry tea with a supple, light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium raisinettes, whole nuts with clover honey, and cherry soda and slushie finish. A simple, very fruity red for uncomplicated quaffing and bbq.
84 points $19.98
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Watermelon California
83 points
$6.99
Pink coral color. Aromas of strawberry lollipop and sour gummy candies with a lightly tannic, spritzy, light body and a short berry smoothie and honey finish. Simple, nostalgic berries n’ cream aromas seal the deal.
83 points $6.99
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Apple California
83 points
$6.99
Straw green color. Aromas of green apple candy and pineapple yogurt with a supple, spritzy, light body and a short finish. A fun and easy apple-flavored moscato.
83 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  Riesling
82 points
$6.99
Silvery straw color. Curious aromas of old rubber band ball, dried candle drippings and wicks, pumpkin guts and seeds, and rubber pool toy with a supple, thin body and a quick honeyed peaches, golden raisins and pears, white grape skins, and fruit salad finish. A earthy and sweet Riesling for cheeses and such.
82 points $6.99
Florida Orange Groves Winery 2020 Barrel-Aged Guava Pink Guava
82 points
$59
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of guava, jack fruit, and pickled mango with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a sleek, delightful, agreeable finish that exhibits notes of guava, tang, and jack fruit. Pleasant, fruity, and tropical; nothing too serious but a fun sipper.
Barefoot NV  White Zinfandel
81 points
$6.99
Khaki orange color. Confected aromas of watermelon candy, green apple lollipop, and bubblegum with a supple, watery body and a swift orange candies finish. A candied rose quaffer for hot days.
81 points $6.99
Cupcake NV Signature Sweets Watermelon Flavored Wine Italy
81 points
$13
Pink color. Aromas of artificial watermelon, cantaloupe, mango jack fruit, and grilled plantain with a watery body and a swift watermelon, honeydew, pickled jalapeño, and cherry tomato finish. Sweet and tropical melon menagerie to guzzle on a hot summer day.
Black Box 2019  Riesling
81 points
$19.98
Yellow color. Aromas of raisin bran cereal, yeasty panettone, and flat mineral water with a lean, watery body and a swift peach skin and pit, melon rind, and apple bobbing water finish. A shy Riesling sipper.
81 points $19.98
Barefoot NV  Pink Moscato
80 points
$6.99
Steely orange color. Aromas of peach gummies, lemon-lime soda, and honey with a supple, watery body and a swift fruit snacks finish. A sweet pink quaffer to serve with a good chill.
80 points $6.99
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