2018 ASWA CATEGORY WINNER Fortified Wine

ASWA winner Deer Run DocksideDeer Run Winery Dockside NV, New York

On Conesus Lake in NY’s Finger Lakes AVA, Deer Run produces this yummy dessert wine, aged on bourbon barrel staves. It’s made with 60% frontenac and 40% noiret grapes. Frontenac gives a cherry/chocolate note and noiret contributes light spice. Smoky with dark cherry notes and a warm woody essence, the wine was fortified to 15.5%. Suggested retail: $18.99