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Top Rated Dessert/Sweet Wines

Dessert wines are sweet on their own, and even sweeter with the perfect treat

Sweet wines and dessert wines, as the names suggest, are typically intended to be served alongside dessert, bakeed 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


Jackson-Triggs Vintners
2007 Proprietors' Reserve Vidal Icewine
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
16/20
$65 (187 ml)


Giovanni Allergrini 2009 Recioto della Valpolicella DOC

Giovanni Allegrini
2009 Recioto della Valpolicella DOC
Veneto, Italy
15.5/20
$65 (375 ml)


Bert Simon
2003 Riesling Beerenauslese
Mosel, Germany
15/20
$36


Chateau Dereszla
2006 Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos
Tokaj, Hungary
15/20
$40 (500 ml)


Château Pierre-Bise
Les Rouannières Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu
Loire, France
15/20
$26 (500 ml)



Cooper Vineyards

Noche Chocolate Wine
Virginia
15/20
$17 (375 ml)

 


Inniskillin
2007 Vidal Icewine
Ontario, Canada
15/20
$50 (375 ml)


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



Sichel
2010 Sauternes Sweet White
Carneros, CA
15/20
$55 (375 ml)


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




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





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



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

$60



Château de Myrat
2007 Sauternes
Bordeaux, France
14.5/20

$20 (375 ml)



Dashe Cellars 2008 Late Harvest Zinfandel

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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




Beni di Batasiolo
Barolo Chinato
Piedmont, Italy
14/20
$50 (500 ml)




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




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

$70



Chateau La Rame 2005 Saite-Croix-du-Mont

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

$35 (375 ml)



Domaine La Tour Vielle

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

$32

 



Hauner

Malvasia Delle Lipari DOC
Sicily, Italy
14/20

$41

 


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


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

$15 (375 ml)




St. Supéry
2007 Moscato
California
14/20

$17




Whitehall Lane Winery
2005 Belmuscato California Dessert Wine
Napa Valley, CA
14/20
$22



Blackstar Farms
2007 A Capella Riesling Ice Wine
Suttons Bay, Michigan
13.5/20

$92




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

$25




Kalyra NV Black Muscat

Kalyra
NV Black Muscat
Madera, CA
13.5/20

$17 (375 ml)




Mozelle
Redbreast Sweet Red Wine
Rheinhessen, Germany
13.5/20

$13




Quady Winery
2007 Essensia
California
13.5/20
$16



R.L. Buller & Son
Premium Fine Tokay Victoria
Victoria, Australia
13.5/20

$15



Tesoro Winery
Tribordo
Temecula Valley, CA
13.5/20

$42 (375 ml)



Chateau Elan
Muscadine
Braselton, Georgia
13/20

$11



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

$14



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

$20



Wilson Creek
Decadencia Dessert Wine
Temecula, CA
13/20

$29 (375 ml)

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