Late Harvest and Dessert Wine

What makes a dessert Wine a Dessert Wine?

Wikipedia says, “In the United States, by contrast, a dessert wine is legally defined as any wine over 14% alcohol by volume, which includes all fortified wines.

Wow! To my knowledge MOST wines that I drink on a regular basis are over 14% alcohol by volume, and that doesn’t make them a sweet wine. There are many sweet dessert style wines, here are just a few.

Late HarvestIce WineMoscatoPortMadeiraSherry, Raisin or Straw wine… the list goes on and on.

If you are interested in more detailed information, visit Wine For Beginners.  They offer some great information and content about dessert wines.

MY NEW FAVORITE

Twilight Ridge

THE REVIEW

Twilight Ridge 2009 Petite Sirah-Lake County

Rich, Lush, Thick mouth fill.  Everything a beautiful Petite Sirah should be and in a sweet way.  What I love the most about this wine is that it has a nice amount of acids and tannins that balance out the sweetness making it worth drinking a decent size glass of.  LOVELY!!!

Our friends Doug and Kat from SUNSET CELLARS produce some really amazing red wines; including a brilliant 2007 Barbera that will knock your socks off!

Don’t be afraid to drink the sweet stuff.

Cin,Cin, Salute!

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