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Top Rated Dessert/Sweet Wines

Robert Sinskey Vineyards in Los Carneros, California

Sweet wines and dessert wines, as the name suggests, are typically intended to be served alongside dessert, bakery goods and fruit; however, they can also be appreciated alone, as the dessert. Below are the best Dessert/Sweet Wines we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Château Climens
2007 Sauternes
Bordeaux, France
16.5/20
$95
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Jackson-Triggs Vintners
2007 Proprietors' Reserve Vidal Icewine
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
16/20
$65 (187 ml)
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Giovanni Allegrini
2009 Recioto della Valpolicella DOC
Veneto, Italy
15.5/20
$65 (375 ml)
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Bert Simon
2003 Riesling Beerenauslese
Mosel, Germany
15/20
$36
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Chateau Dereszla
2006 Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos
Tokaj, Hungary
15/20
$40 (500 ml)
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Château Pierre-Bise
Les Rouannières Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu
Loire, France
15/20
$26 (500 ml)
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Cooper Vineyards

Noche Chocolate Wine
Virginia
15/20
$17 (375 ml)
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Inniskillin
2007 Vidal Icewine
Ontario, Canada
15/20
$50 (375 ml)
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Oremus
2000 Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos
Tokaj, Hungary
15/20
$40 (500 ml)

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Robert Sinskey Vineyards
2004 Zinskey Late
Carneros, CA
15/20
$55 (375 ml)

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Stony Brook Vineyards
2006 Viognier
Franschhoek, South Africa
15/20
$13

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13th Street Winery
2008 13° Below Zero Riesling
Niagara Peninsula, Canada
14.5/20
$19 (375 ml)

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Braida
2007 Vigna Senza Nome Moscato d’Asti
Moscato d'Asti, Italy
14.5/20
$17

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Carneros della Notte
2005 ECLIPSE Late Harvest Pinot Noir
Carneros, CA
14.5/20

$60
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Dashe Cellars
2008 Late Harvest Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley, CA
14.5/20
$24 (375 ml)

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Dry River
2006 Late Harvest Riesling
Craighall, New Zealand
14.5/20
$45

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Jana Winery
2010 Angel Eis
Mendocino County, CA
14.5/20
$40 (375 ml)

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Kracher
2008 Cuvée Beerenauslese
Burgenland, Austria
14.5/20
$28 (375 ml)

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Matanzas Creek Winery
2006 L'Ultime Red Dessert Wine
Sonoma County, CA
14.5/20
$35 (500 ml)

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Moët & Chandon
NV Nectar Impèrial
Champagne, France
14.5/20
$40

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Rockbridge Vineyard
2008 V d'Or
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
14.5/20
$30

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Rosenhof
2009 ORION Eiswein
Burgenland, Austria
14.5/20
$28

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Brown Estate
2006 Arrested Late Harvest Zinfandel
Napa Valley, CA
14/20
$48 (375 ml)

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Chateau Grand Traverse
2005 Riesling Ice Wine
Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan
14/20

$70
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Château La Rame
2005 Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
Bordeaux, France
14/20

$35 (375 ml)
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Dashe Cellars

2006 Late Harvest Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley, CA
14/20

$24 (375 ml)
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Domaine de Nigri

1997 Jurançon Moelleux
Jurançon, France
14/20

$13
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Domaine La Tour Vielle

2006 Banyuls Rimage Mise Tardive
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
14/20

$32
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Fattoria Zerbina
2004 Scacco Matto Albana di Romagna Passito
Italy
14/20

$48
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Justin Vineyards & Winery
2007 Deborah's Delight White Wine
Paso Robles, CA
14/20
$50

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Rousset Peyraguey
2004 Sélection Sauternes
Bordeaux, France
14/20
$36

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Santa Barbara Winery
2003 Zinfandel Essence
Sta. Rita Hills, CA
14/20

$34

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Solis Winery
2007 Anita Maria di Muscato
Santa Clara Valley, CA
14/20

$15 (375 ml)

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St. Supéry
2007 Moscato
California
14/20

$17

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Whitehall Lane Winery
2005 Belmuscato California Dessert Wine
Napa Valley, CA
14/20
$22
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Blackstar Farms
2007 A Capella Riesling Ice Wine
Suttons Bay, Michigan
13.5/20

$92

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Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Winemaker's Reserve AKA Premium Dessert Wine
South Coast, CA
13.5/20

$55
(500 ml)
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Chocolate Shop
Chocolate Red Wine
Non-Appellation
13.5/20

$11

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Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars
2011 Gewürztraminer Reserve
Finger Lakes, New York
13.5/20

$25

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Kalyra
NV Black Muscat
Madera, CA
13.5/20

$17 (375 ml)

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Mozelle
Redbreast Sweet Red Wine
Rheinhessen, Germany
13.5/20

$13

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Quady Winery
2007 Essensia
California
13.5/20
$16
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R.L. Buller & Son
Premium Fine Tokay Victoria
Victoria, Australia
13.5/20

$15
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Tesoro Winery
Tribordo
Temecula Valley, CA
13.5/20

$42 (375 ml)
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Chateau Elan
Muscadine
Braselton, Georgia
13/20

$11
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Eberle
2005 Estate Muscat Canelli
Paso Robles, CA
13/20

$14
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Messina Hof
2006 Late Harvest Angel Riesling
High Plains, Texas
13/20

$20
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Wilson Creek
Decadencia Dessert Wine
Temecula, CA
13/20

$29 (375 ml)
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Wilson Creek
2009 Estate Late Harvest Chardonnay
Temecula, CA
13/20

$19 (375 ml)


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