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Chocolate wine

Posted by CCFrench, Feb 15, 2009.

Hi!
I am new to this site and I thought I would start by sharing a great found: I recently tried a Chocolate wine from Holland; it's called ChocoVine. I was sceptical at first but it is the best thing I ever tested!!! I had it on the rocks like an cocktail but it is a wine base product and you can really taste how the French cabernet and the Chocolate are paired together. Great Job! I understand it is new to the market and I was wondering if any of you tasted this product and had the same orgasmic experience. Cheers! CC.

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Reply by Akime, Feb 15, 2009.

I have never heard of this. But I shall have to look for it. I am in the states so do you think it might not be acquired as easily?

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 16, 2009.

I have never heard of this. Sounds a bit odd. how sweet a product is this?

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Reply by Philip James, Feb 16, 2009.

Rosenblum does a chocolate infused port - its pretty sweet, but very viscous and hard to drink. I think that pouring it over icecream would be the way to go

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Reply by Philip James, Feb 16, 2009.

Here's the Rosenblum wine: http://www.snooth.com/wine/rosenblu...

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Reply by oceank8, Feb 16, 2009.

Wilson Creek also makes a chocolate port and they often mix it with their Almond Champagne to make what they call and Almond Joy. Not my cup of tea, but a lot of people seem to like it!

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Reply by vinorojo, Feb 17, 2009.

Good call on the Rosenblum Phillip. It's called desiree chocolate port. You're right that it is a bit heavy for the glass and I think would go great poured over cheesecake and raspberries. It's a solid desert wine and at the 15 bucks or so for the bottle you can't go wrong.

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Reply by Philip James, Feb 17, 2009.

Ocean - Almond Champagne - wow, that really sounds unique

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Reply by oceank8, Feb 17, 2009.

Yeah, it's a HUGE seller around here. Personally, not a fan.

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Reply by Lucke, Feb 20, 2009.

A winery in Missouri makes a semi sweet chocolate cherry Cabernet. Not to my taste, but it really wasn't bad.

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Reply by meganmarco, Feb 23, 2009.

For chocolate-infused wine I absolutely LOVE Copper Vineyards Noche. It is made in Virginia and it is delicious. Great alone or drizzled over berries or dessert.

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Reply by meganmarco, Feb 23, 2009.

http://www.coopervineyards.com/

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Reply by Miront, Feb 23, 2009.

Whenever I am near Temecula I always make sure to swing by Wilson's Creek just for one of those Almond Joy's (in a chocolate shotglass of course).

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Reply by caylaquin, Mar 4, 2009.

i recently discovered chocovine myself while in florida and fell in love with it! i bought 3 bottles to bring home with me!

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Reply by LegacyLovesWine, Apr 30, 2009.

CCFrench, I have heard of Chocovine also...It is exceptional...I did a search to find out where my friend could purchase in her state and found your posting. Thanks for being my introduction to Snooth!!!!! I am actually having a glass of it right this moment. I recently discovered it at a wine tasting here on Long Island and featured it the very next weekend at my golf outing. Like Caylaquin I purchased a number of personal bottles. Thanks for sharing...I look forward to viewing your finds.

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Reply by dmcker, May 1, 2009.

Though I've not had it myself, and have had enough unfortunate experiences with chocolate/redwine combinations in the past to usually want to steer away, a friend whose taste I trust just recently told me of a bottle he'd had with a chocolate dessert which I should definitely try:
Clos Triguedina The New Black Wine 1999
Malbec, from a winery in Cahors that's been around for awhile, is just about all I know about it at this point.

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Reply by dmcker, May 1, 2009.

To clarify further, and I know this is a bit off-topic (but not so far since it could be labeled 'chocolate *and* wine'), has anyone had this particular wine, and, further, had it with chocolate? And are there any other unfortified reds that actually do work well when paired with chocolate?

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Reply by PortfolioWines, May 1, 2009.

So far, the best one I have tasted was the Chocolate infused icewine from Crown Bench Estates in Niagara, Ontario. It's called Ambrosia. Here are some notes:

"A chocolate infused Icewine, balancing chocolate and fruit into an unparalleled sinful dessert. A Crown Bench innovation available only at our winery. Double Gold Selection Mondiale des Vins 2004. International Gold Medal. (Reviewed and recommended by Toronto Life Magazine; International Silver Medal, American Wine Society Silver) $39.95CAD/375 mL "

As a dark chocolate fan, I am truly impressed with this wine. Need I say more..?

Cheers!

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Reply by h2w4, May 1, 2009.

Trentadue winery in the Alexander Valley makes an interesting chocolate port. It's not really to my liking, but lots of people I know seem to really enjoy it.

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Reply by icmusiclovers, May 1, 2009.

When I first read the title of the thread, I thought that this was going to be a rant about horrible concoctions. I must say I am intrigued. I'll have to keep my open for this sort of thing.

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Reply by Rodr88, May 2, 2009.

Arena Blanca Winery in Alamagordo NM makes "Chocolate Diablo" It's a very nice Red with a hint of Chocolate. We enjoyed it.

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