Dates: Sept. 8, 2014
Santa Barbara County
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Total Acid: .67
Bottled: January 21, 2015
Production: 288 cases
Santa Barbara County, Mosby Vineyard
2014 Orange Muscat
Winemaker Bruce McGuire looked to a cool climate pocket west of Los Alamos as a source for this captivatingly aromatic varietal.
The ancient Muscat grape umbrellas over a family of varieties, three of the most common in California being Orange Muscat, Muscat Canelli, and Black Muscat. Also known as Moscato Fior d'Arancio in Italy, Orange Muscat is not nearly as widely planted as the better known Muscat Canelli.
Orange Muscat has been known to produce delicious dessert wines that play off of the wine's inherently floral nose and orange tint in the glass.
This wine is a pleasant aperatif with its pronounced sweet floral and orange blossom nose and mouth-filling exotic flavors. It has a refreshing crispness on the palate that lends itself to pair with seafood dishes and soft ripe cheeses.
Winemaker's comments: The Mosby Vineyard west of Los Alamos is less than 10 miles from the ocean. This Dry Orange Muscat was picked at slightly lower sugar than typical giving the wine a penetrating Muscat aroma.
Suggested retail: 17.00/750ml
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