To many people, the best part of any meal is the grand finale—dessert! Here at Spec’s, we believe that food shouldn’t hog the entire spotlight. With these outstanding dessert wine recommendations, your sweet tooth is sure to be more than satiated. This short list varies from dry to sweet and they are all exceptional. Celebrate National Dessert Day with an exceptional glass of wine.
1. Merryvale Antigua Muscat
Strikingly golden in color from its long and deliberate aging in French oak, this dessert wine is a complex combination of nuts and orange-peel notes. Thick and rich in nature, the nuts and orange-peel theme continues from the entry throughout the long finish, highlighted by the many subtleties from the fine brandy and barrel aging.
2. Rosenblum Desiree Chocolate Dessert
California brings us this decadent, chocolate-infused dessert wine. Notes of black fruits, vanilla, and chocolate will tantalize your palate. This pairs wonderfully with a lighter mousse or a creamy cheesecake.
3. Chateau de Fargues Lur Saluces Sauternes Semillon
This wine is delicately balanced despite how rich it is. Lush, honeyed fruit permeates the palate, but the acidity gives the ripe fruit a nice and satisfying boost. Try it with a lemon sweet tart, cookies, or an apple pie.
4. Beringer Vineyards Nightingale Botrytised Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Honey-soaked apricots, hazelnuts, and spicy oak are just a few of the noteworthy aromas and flavors in this seductive dessert wine. Its golden hue and lush mouthfeel give way to rich flavors of stone fruit and artisanal honey. Nightingale is a special and unique way to end a meal. Try pairing it with angel food cake, pecan pie, or salted caramel brownies.
If you want another dessert varietal recommendation, then ask the wine experts working the aisles of your nearest Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods.