Fresh Cherry Crostata
When it comes to choosing a wine to serve with dessert, chef Paul Bertolli's general rule is that the wine should be slightly sweeter than the dessert. The Topaz Special Select Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon from the Napa Valley is an ideal match for this tart; it has the right level of sweetness, as well as an underlying structure that keeps it from being merely cloying. Its background hint of almond is harmonious with the flavor of cherries. A young Sauternes from France would match equally well, as would a sparkling Muscat.