The Barefoot Red Moscato wine is the cousin of the recently reviewed Barefoot Moscato Wine. As you might have noticed, we have completed our movement through every Barefoot white wine and are now moving onto their red wine offerings. Red Moscato is a good bridge from white to red, as it is a sweet red that shares much in common with the most recent whites we drank (Barefoot Moscato and Barefoot Riesling), but it is move more in color and profile towards the reds.
The Barefoot Red Moscato wine is a definite upgrade over the Barefoot Moscato Wine. While the Red Moscato has most of the same sweetness of the regular Moscato, our tasters found it much more balanced with berry and cherry flavors. It is still a sweet wine, but it at least has it moderated in a way to make it drinkable.
We found that this wine was difficult to appropriately pair with most foods. Almost every one of our tasters preferred it on its own as an aperitif or a liquid dessert. If you are going to serve the Barefoot Red Moscato to company, pop it open either at the start or end of the meal.
Barefoot Red Moscato: Conclusions
While we cannot strongly recommend the Barefoot Red Moscato wine, it was a definite upgrade over some of the other Barefoot offerings. I think that that, in and of itself, could be considered a minor victory for this bottle of wine. And I am all about celebrating the small victories in life. If you are looking to spend $7 on a sweet Barefoot wine, this is one of your better options. I would not put it at the pinnacle of Barefoot wines, and it is definitely not of the do not drink list. But be warned, Barefoot Red Moscato is really, really, sweet. Hopefully you are into that sort of thing if you are drinking Barefoot Red Moscato.