Daven Lore Winery 2015 Lonesome Spring Ranch Muscadelle, Yakima Valley, $23

By on December 5, 2016

daven-lore-winery-lonesome-spring-ranch-muscadelle-2015-bottleReportedly, there’s only about 5 acres of Muscadelle in Washington state, and Colin Morrell at Lonesome Spring Ranch grows about a third of the white Bordeaux grape. Last year, he pulled the fruit off his 1.3 acres on Sept. 16 at a hedonistic 30 Brix. Its beautifully tropical nose of dragonfruit and lychee includes orange zest. On the palate, it’s a brunch wine with flavors of Ambrosia Salad and Juicy Fruit Gum. Citrus pith helps to balance the 5% residual sugar as it finishes with apricots and honey. Daven Lore winemaker Gordon Taylor suggests serving this with a bit of a chill on it alongside baked brie, Lemon Sponge Cake, Raspberry Trifle or Marcona almonds.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 33 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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