Liquid Luxury: Precept Winery's Red Decadence Chocolate Wine Pleases From Seattle to the East Coast

The smooth delivery and aftertaste of this West Coast winery’s not-too-sweet dessert wine makes it enjoyable with or without food. Find out who’s stocking it locally.


If you don’t go overboard on either, red wine and chocolate can actually be good for your health, thanks to the heart-healthy antioxidants found in cocoa and the skin and seeds of grapes. Which is all the more reason to pour yourself a glass of Red Decadence Chocolate Red Wine from the fast-growing Precept Winery out of Seattle.

A deep, dark chocolate infusion is the backbone of this not-too-sweet red wine. And while it definitely makes a standout dessert wine, Red Decadence is smooth and indulgent enough to enjoy on its own, before or after a great meal.

Chocolate wines often taste like a liquid dessert loaded with artificial flavors. Not so with Red Decadence. Vinifera grape varietals—known to be some of the best for wine making—go into Red Decadence, so it tastes like it’s supposed to. And with subtle hints of cherry, reminiscent of Black Forest cake, it leaves a smooth aftertaste.

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You may be tempted to wait until the weather turns cold to enjoy Red Decadence. Don’t. Its luxurious finish can be appreciated year-round.

$9.99 at Total Wine & More, 691 Naamans Road, Claymont, Del.; (302) 792-1322, totalwine.com.

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