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.


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