Full Review

Salem Oak Vineyards

Salem Oak Vineyards
NV Analise, Concord, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Salem Oak Vineyards
NV Analise, Concord, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 6%
Light garnet color. Candied aromas and flavors of watermelon candies, cherry lollipop, and honeyed grapes with a supple, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an even, interesting, medium-length finish. A well-structured, concentrated Concord wine for the cheese course.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: watermelon candies, cherry blow pop, and honey on grapes
Taste Flavor: watermelon candies, cherry lollipop, and honeyed grapes
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-structured, concentrated concord wine for the cheese course.

The Producer

Salem Oak Vineyards

The Producer
62 N Railroad Ave
Pedricktown, NJ 08067
USA
1 856-889-2121

Sweet Wine

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
Serve in a Copita
A dessert wine is just that, a wine made strictly to pair with desserts at the end of a meal. Dessert wines are sweet wines; while many are naturally sweet, some are sweetned through the addition of grape must.

Famous dessert wines include Sauternes from France’s Bordeaux region, Rutherglen Muscat from Australia and vendages tardives (“late picked”) from France’s Alsace region. Germany also produces many famous dessert wines, ranging from Spatlese to Eiswein (made from frozen grapes).

Dessert wines from Italy include Vin Santo, Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella. While some dessert wines have alcohol in the 12-14% range, others such as Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont in northern Italy are very low in alcohol (5.5%).

Dessert wines can accompany certain specific foods, especially cakes, almond tortes and fruit tarts; however, Sauternes and foie gras is a classic pairing.

While some lighter dessert wines such as Moscato d’Asti or Brachetto d’Acqui are meant for consumption upon release, others such as Sauternes or Auslese from Germany can age for decades, thanks to their high natural sugar concentration.