Westport Winery NV Red Sky At Night, Washington, $30

By on February 1, 2015

westport-winery-red-sky-at-night-nv-labelAmong the myriad non-grape wines created by vintner/mixologist Dana Roberts is this tasty blend of raspberry juice with chocolate flavoring. It works on many levels because of this acid-driven berry and the almost-universal appeal of chocolate. The nose hints at Marionberry, blueberry and dark plum, backed by coffee, chocolate and horehound. There’s a delicious fruit profile to the drink, which leads with bold flavors of raspberry and black currant. The surrounding of dark chocolate gives it a sense of tannin as mouthwatering tartness balances the residual sugar (10%), making it a fun quaffer. Wesport Winery’s on-premise Farm to Fork Restaurant pairs this to the Molten Chocolate Souffle with vanilla bean ice cream, and a portion of the wine sales head to the Westport Timberland Library.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 84 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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