Muscat

    A QUARTET OF POSH CHARDONNAYS

    … crunchy and a little more lime-and-lemony, with a comforting whiff of grilled cashew. Both wines are best served cold from a decanter: it's really entertaining to watch them unfold and swell as they warm. Oakridge Guerin Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2013 $36; 13.4% alcohol; screw cap; 93+ points This Guerin Vineyard is rock'n'roll: its…

    2 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

    Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

    …. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCay Cellars Tres Blanc 2013, Lodi. 14.5% alc. Blend of vermentino, verdelho, muscat and pinot noir. 218 cases. Pale gold color; intensely floral with jasmine and lilac; celery seed, fennel, roasted lemon, spiced pear, slightly leafy, with notes of fig and lime peel; dry but juicy, keen acidity and lovely viscosity; limestone and grapefruit…

    6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

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    …: Lowburn Ferry: small, high quality winery from New Zealand’s Central Otago Vino di Anna: natural wines from Mount Etna, Sicily Mount Difficulty: visiting Central Otago’s largest producer Pegasus Bay: one of New Zealand’s leading wineries Ataraxia: impressive Chardonnays from this Hemel-en-Aarde producer Sandhi: new California star Arnot Roberts…

    3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    Weekly Wine Quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat

    … answers – the most embarrassing thing is not giving it a try… Welcome to your new wine quiz! We are continuing our grape trivia series, and today’s subject is the grape called Muscat. Going through The Wine Century Club journey, I always make an effort to figure out if the seemingly new grape is actually not a localized name for the grape which I…

    6 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Mission Hill releases its premium Terroir Collection

    … but a little higher than some of the other clones. It has a slight Muscat note to the clone but it is not a Muscat clone. It is quite intense and distinctive. It is a very good clone.” In fact, in 1997 and 1998, Mission Hill got cuttings from that block, now called the Heritage Block. After having them grafted by an Ontario nursery, the vines were…

    1 readers - By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine

    Rhone Valley Adventures Part Two - Southern Rhone

    … of The Rhone Valley ended. Special thanks again to Atout France and Rhone Valley Wines! And now here are the details on Marketview's special promotion for readers of The Reverse Wine Snob. For the next week get free shipping on orders of 6+ bottles (mix & match, expires 11:59:59pm 9/19/2014) on any of the following fabulous Rhone Valley Values…

    6 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

    Salads with wine pairings? Seriously?

    … in them, so that their floral characteristics remain. Some have more than others, so you’ll have to experiment. These wines all tend to be floral, like any the following. Every one would work well in your dressing. You’ll just have to decided which is your favorite: Torrentés Muscat Gewurztraminer Riesling Symphony grape (a crossing of Muscat Canelli…

    7 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

    Treos Wines 2013 Dry Muscat, Willamette Valley, $21

    … Monmouth, Ore., winemaker Dave Jepson has a passion and a knack with producing Muscat in a dry style, and for a second straight vintage he’s merited our top rating with it. While he continues to use Muscat Ottonel, he changed up the blend just a bit from last year by substituting Muscat Blanc for the historic Muscat of Alexandria. The resulting…

    1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    Pays d’Oc Wines Deliver French Flavor and Value

    …, is harvested at night high in the Languedoc hills. It has light filtration and matures on lees in stainless steel tanks. A few days later, Green Dragon and I checked out a white Pays d’Oc wine, the Fortant de France 2012 Coast Select Muscat. Like the rosé, it retails for $10.99. This wine is 100% Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains. This “white Muscat with little…

    8 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

    Nuy Red Muskadel NV, South Africa

    …Something unusual and tasty for the weekend… Nuy Red Muskadel NV, South Africa (£9.50 The Wine Society) Intriguing style combining bright barley sugar and heady rose hip syrup flavours with light grapey freshness and perfumed lift, and a touch of the herbal clove and menthol character you find in cough candy. S…

    5 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    The tides that bind: East Coast swing

    … not technically an example of Tidal Bay, the sexy, waxy, saline and bright personality make it distinctly Nova Scotia. Tasted at the Governors Pub, Sydney. @lacadiewine Luckett Vineyards Luckett Vineyards Tidal Bay 2013 (Winery, $20.00) Heterocyclic aromatics go bonkers in this blend of Traminette, L’Acadie and Vidal Blanc. Smells like ready…

    6 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    2011 Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise Dessert,...

    … 2011 Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise Dessert, please? Pretty please? Apricot vanilla creme. Meyer lemon. Ramune Japanese soda. Lychee. Coconut. Some powdered calcium-type qualities on the palate. 3/5 bones $$ Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains 15% abv Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise (Rhône), FRANCE…

    3 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Green Eggs & Ham - Graduation Day

    … parting words were, "I do not like them Sam I Am. I do not like green eggs and ham." Dr. Seuss? I'd have guessed Phinneas & Ferb or Mario Bros. Shows you what I know but I was secretly that his procession was greeted with a healthy round of applause. On top of that, Perry's graduation called for a family and friends' BBQ and, funny, we had us…

    3 readers - By 2001 Bottles - A Wine Odyssey
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