Hat Ranch Winery 2014 Estate Dry Moscato, Snake River Valley, $18

By on August 11, 2015

Hat Ranch Winery-2014-Dry MoscatoAir Force veterans Tim and Dr. Helen Harless moved from Texas to Idaho’s Sunnyslope Wine District in 2011 and a couple years later began putting down vineyard roots. This fascinating work with Muscat Ottonel is their first estate wine and shows dexterous winemaking skill by preserving the beautiful tropical notes while presenting it bone dry. Gorgeous rosewater, lychee and Texas pink grapefruit aromas and flavors linger from start to its lemony finish. There’s a huge amount of acidity and the structure shows elegance without any bitterness. It’s a stunning and serious example of Muscat.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 126 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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  3. Robin Young

    November 29, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Medals for Idaho Wine Competition should not be the same logo as NWWine Competitions. Treasure Valley Wine Society would suggest you use the Idaho Logo medals we designed in 2006 available from Maxwell Medals & Awards, Michigan c/o John Scott 1-800-331-1383 ext 12. There is a 4 week turn over for orders. Cost was $4.56/each.
    I was certified as a wine journeyman by taking the 4 day Napa Valley Wine Appreciation Course hosted by James Beard in 1974 with Joel Peterson before we started Ravenswood together. I chaired the Idaho Wine Competition judging team from 2004-2009. Thank you for your consideration! I would be happy to send you a photo of the medal.

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