Tawny Dessert Wine

This dessert wine from Madera is the perfect ending for a special meal, served by itself or with something decadent like chocolate truffle cake.

Wine History: The grapes were hand-harvested from 65-year-old vines, and a low-yield crop ensures the highest quality juice to create an intense flavor after fermentation. Madera, just south of Yosemite National Park, has a hot, arid climate that's tempered by the nearby San Joaquin River and Sierra Nevada mountain range. The climate and soil are ideal for producing dessert wines.

Tasting Notes: Tawny perfectly describes this warming, richly colored dessert wine. It exhibits ripe berry jam flavors, and more than five years' aging in oak barrels brings out the smoky notes of vanilla and honey so popular in a tawny dessert wine. Delicious on its own or with your favorite dessert.

Price: $32.00/bottle; $26.35 Wine Club Members

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