Wind Rose Cellars 2012 Muscato, Yakima Valley, $10

By on September 25, 2013

wind-rose-cellars-muscato-2012-labelItaly is in David Volmut’s blood, so the focus of his winery in the Olympic Peninsula rain shadow is on Italian styles and varieties. This off-dry approach with Orange Muscat from Lonesome Spring Ranch has a broad appeal, starting with enticing aromas of fresh-peeled lychee nut, peach, rosewater, jasmine and verbena. The drink comes across as clean and elegant with orange oil, tree-ripened Bartlett pear, fresh-cut sugar cane, honeysuckle and more rosewater. The residual sugar of 7% receives a cleansing from frothy acidity, and the 375-milliliter bottle makes it an ideal aperitif , brunch wine and foil for shortbreads or a fruit and cheese plate.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 120 cases

Alcohol: 9.2%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.


  1. Nancy Grieser

    September 26, 2013 at 8:13 am

    This is by far my favorite since I enjoy a slightly sweeter wine. So I buy it by the case!

    • Eric Degerman

      September 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm


      It’s mighty tasty and a fun wine. Glad to know you enjoy it as much as we did.

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