Monday, March 28, 2011

This past weekend was my nephew's 2nd birthday and in my skewed wine view of the world, I decided that I should bring a sweet dessert wine to pair with the birthday cake.

A few weeks ago Wes at Amanti Vino convinced me to pick up a bottle of Echeverria Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, 2007.  He knows I love a good dessert wine and assured me this was worthwhile.  Not only was the bottle sold in an elegant tube package, but at $19.99, what did I have to lose?  And as I was walking out the door to the birthday party, I remembered the bottle and threw it in my cooler bag (along with my fruit salad and sparkling water - I'm not completely blinded by my wine-colored glasses). 

Wes did not let me down.  Though it's made from the usually citrus-y, sometimes flinty Sauvignon Blanc grape, this dessert wine is lush and sweet with notes of honeysuckle and apricot.  It lingers on the palate for a nice long time and it goes down easy with both berries and traditional white birthday cake.  I don't think a 2 year old has the palate to appreciate this wine, but the adults in the room sure did!

If you're looking for a good dessert wine or only drink really sweet wine, this is the bottle for you.  Plus, a sauternes-style dessert wine for $20?!?  You cannot find this good of a dessert wine at this price point from any vineyard in France, Italy, California or practically anywhere.  This one is from Chile, a country that has a lot of great wine values to offer.

Even if you don't have a 2nd birthday partry to attend, I'm sure you can find some way to enjoy this wine.

Until the next sniff, sip, quaff or child's birthday party,


Alli M.


elliekj said...

wow! You're posting up a storm. How did I miss tasting the dessert wine? (Too busy playing with Noah...)

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