Top 100 Wines: Dessert & Late Harvest

Our favorite dessert wines.

Sonoma Cutrer Vineyards
2013 Late Harvest Chardonnay
Best of Show Dessert/Late Harvest wine at the North Coast Wine Challenge, it’s sumptuous and sweet, with pear, spiced apple, peach and
honey flavors. (LM)

Imagery Estate WineryImagery Estate Winery
2014 Upper Ridge Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak Muscat Canelli
Floral and delicately sweet — approximately 3 percent residual sugar — this wine has ripe pear and apple flavors, a dollop of honey and mouthwatering acidity that makes it ideal for light fruit desserts and mild cheeses. (LM)

J. Rickards Winery
NV Los Niños Perdidos Fortified Red Blend Alexander Valley
This dessert wine is juicy and sweet, black as night in color, and with Zinfandel-like hintfour grape vintage ports of ripe, cooked plum, blackberry and black pepper.
It’s a good match for cigars after dinner. (VB)

Pedroncelli Winery
2009 Dry Creek Valley Four Grapes Vintage Port
The name refers to the traditional Port varieties Tinta Madeira, Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional and Souzao planted on the Geyserville estate. Wild berry, cherry liqueur, toffee, dark chocolate and baking spice mark this rich, potent dessert wine. (LM)