Full Review

Sand Point Family Vineyards

Sand Point Family Vineyards
2020 White Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 26%
Certified Sustainable
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12

Sand Point Family Vineyards
2020 White Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 26%
Light amber color. Aromas and flavors of peony, hibiscus and elderflower, honeyed dried peach, bibb lettuce, and melon rind with a silky, soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish revealing notes of mandarin orange syrup with no oak flavor. A mellow Moscato to veg out with.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: peony, hibiscus and elderflower, honeyed dried peach, bibb lettuce, and melon rind
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of mandarin orange syrup
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mellow Moscato to veg out with.

The Producer

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards

The Producer
1525 E Jahant Rd
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-334-9780

Their Portfolio

87 Caricature 2017 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 Caricature 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR Caricature 2018 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Caricature 2018 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
89 Ivory & Burt 2017 Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 Ivory & Burt 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
93 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2016 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 One Hundred Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Jahant, Lodi 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate Rosé, Sangiovese, Lodi 12% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, White Moscato, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 14% (USA) $20.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $15.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Diablo Single Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Railroad Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Thirty Eight Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.2% (USA) $32.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Redtail Single Vineyard, Nero d’Avola, Jahant 14% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 River Ranch Rosé, Aglianico, Lodi 13% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2017 Midnight Reserve, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $40.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Aglianico, Other, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Thirty Eight Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
88 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Railroad Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Macotera 09 Vineyard, Barbera, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2020 Prince Vineyard, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg 11.5% (USA) $22.00.
92 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Lewis Vineyard, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $32.00.
88 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2017 Merlot, Clarksburg 14% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Chardonnay, California 14% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $12.00.
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 White Moscato, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14% (USA) $12.00.
87 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Family Vineyards, Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Zinfandel, California 15% (USA) $12.00.

Sweet Wine

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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.