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May 11, 2011 at 10:49pm
Added May 11, 2011 at 10:49pmFetzer's Gewurtztraminer was not terribly displeasing to my palate, but was much spicier than I'd anticipated and was far drier than stated in many reviews given. I'm in love with sweet wines, however this one just didn't do it for me in the sweet department, so I'd probably never purchase it again.
Apr 16, 2011 at 11:19pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $4.17
Added Apr 16, 2011 at 11:12pmI absolutely love this wine! When in doubt and can't find another sweet wine to try without fear, I'll pick this one up at the grocery store and it never disappoints. The price is just right for my budget. I'm in love with the sweeter side of wine, so this majestic vino fits quite well with my palate on any given day.
Apr 16, 2011 at 10:50pm
Added Apr 16, 2011 at 10:50pmThis 'Sweet Red' is definitely sweet! It's deliciously tantalizing to the tongue and has a very smooth and fruity finish. This wine is highly recommended for those who enjoy sipping a sweet, low-alcohol vino surrounded by cool friends and great conversation.
Feb 12, 2011 at 2:24am
Feb 12, 2011 at 2:14am
Added Feb 12, 2011 at 2:14am
Feb 12, 2011 at 1:25am
Pölka Dot Riesling 2008Compare and Buy
Average Price: $8.99
Added Feb 12, 2011 at 1:25amThis wine was pretty awful and not at all as palatable as I once thought. Initially, I had this wine at a wine-tasting event at my local library with other drier wines to follow. Apparently I had been fooled into thinking that this wine was 'sweet' since all of the other wines at the tasting happened to be on the drier side. So, I purchased this riesling with the thought of sweetness in mind and wow was I terribly mistaken. I ended up only consuming half of the bottle and pouring the other half down the drain. I feel cheated and I want my money back, lol. Seriously, I would never purchase this wine again as I am looking for far more sweetness than what this riesling had to offer.
Jan 31, 2011 at 3:58pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $6.99
Added Jan 30, 2011 at 9:33pmThis 'Sweet Red' is definitely sweet, however it isn't nearly as sweet as I thought it would be considering the name. On the nose, the wine wreaked of a high percentage of alcohol even though it's only 10.5 ABV with just a smidgen of fruit. On the tongue, it tasted of dishwashing liquid, window cleaner and berried fruit. In fact, the alcohol was the very first thing that I tasted even before the fruit. Nonetheless, Sweet Red was indeed sweet and fruity, but being the wine-drinking newbie that I am, I couldn't quite make out which fruits I tasted. This medium-bodied wine was juicy, with a smooth, medium finish. The tannins were low enough for me to have two glasses with dinner instead of one. Even though this wine was given as a gift, I would recommend it for those who enjoy sweet wine on a budget as it is not a very expensive wine, but has decent quality.
Jan 15, 2011 at 10:11pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $6.99
Added Jan 15, 2011 at 10:11pmNot too bad of a wine. I loved the essence of tropical fruit, which made me feel like I was on a beautiful island in Hawaii. On the nose, I smelled a mixture of pineapple, kiwi and mango. On the mouth, the fruitiness did not cease. Sutter Home's pinot grigio was slightly sweet as I could taste the semi-sweetness with the shrimp that I devoured after dinner. The only gripe that I had with this wine is that since I'm not used to drinking wines that are more than 10% alcohol, it was alot drier than it was sweet, but the fruit bouquet made it well-balanced and fairly palatable. In my opinion, this wine will probably be used in my kitchen for cooking rather than for drinking, but I won't hesitate to have a small glass when eating seafood again.
Jan 12, 2011 at 11:57pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $7.00
Added Jan 9, 2011 at 10:31pmWhite Zinfandel...the one wine classic that many 'wine snobs' tend to look down on and ridicule its drinkers who enjoy a nice, chilled glass. While I can definitely appreciate its fruitiness, blush-color and light-bodied elegance, I have a difficult time placing this particular wine in the category of 'sweet', which after extensive research, many reviewers stated that it was. I would personally consider this wine to be a semi-sweet fruit blossom. It smelled and tasted of fresh strawberries and summery watermelon. I wouldn't necessarily say that it's an awful-tasting wine as I still enjoyed having a glass here and there until the bottle was halfway gone before pouring the rest out, but I simply expected it to be quite a bit sweeter due to many of the reviews that I'd previously read prior to purchasing. At least I spent less than $5 for this mediocre bottle of wine of which I probably won't ever purchase again. I would, however recommend this wine to those who enjoy semi-sweet, fruity wines on the lighter side. In the meantime, I will stick to my heavily sweet wines for greater satisfaction.
Jan 6, 2011 at 9:01pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $20.38
Added Jan 6, 2011 at 9:01pmUpon first taste of this German Riesling, my mouth was displeased from the dryness since I expected more sweetness. However, the second sip brought out more of the fruitiness topped off with a smooth finish. This wine tasted of minerals (top note), citrusy lemon and fruity pears (middle and base notes) and just enough honey to build the sweetness. While it isn't the best Riesling I've ever tasted, I grew to appreciate its unique, flavorful expression.