Winner: Roscato at Olive Garden
Honorable mention: Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) at The Barrel Room Wine Bar
Olive Garden’s smooth and fruity Roscato Rosso Dolce wine is a sip of heaven for wine drinkers.
The sweet red wine pairs well with most dishes, especially Olive Garden’s Limoncello Mousse dessert, and it tastes great by itself.
This dark red sparkling blush wine is sweeter than most wines, with hints of cherry, blackberry and raspberry, yet it pairs well with dessert. The wine has many aromatic notes in it, but the flavor is not overbearing. Its perfect blend of cherry, blackberry and raspberry gives it a smooth juicy taste.
With an alcohol content of 7 percent, it’s not too strong, and it doesn’t burn as some dry wines do.
Unlike moscato wines, this Roscato is not bubbly. It’s not a completely flat wine, either. It’s a great complement to any Italian meal or dessert.
4810 Dressler Rd. NW, Jackson Township
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Barrel Room Wine Bar
7901 Cleveland Ave. NW, North Canton
Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Monday, noon to midnight Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 1 a.m. Friday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, events on Sunday