Saturday, May 16, 2009

Woodbridge Moscato 2008

Woodbridge Moscato 2008
Origin: California
Blend: Muscat Canelli (60%), Orange Muscat (30%), Muscat of Alexandria (10%)
Alcohol Content: 10.0%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: May 2009
Suggested retail price: $8.00

Our review: Pale yellow in color and quite floral on the nose with notes of orange blossom, honey, and spice, this wine is not quite as sweet as one might expect on the palate. The flavors are of tropical fruit (honeydew melon and pineapple) and honey and leave a slight tingling sensation on the tongue. The finish is surprisingly rich and expressive for such an inexpensive wine, though relatively brief.

Our rating: We're not sure this is a good pairing wine and indeed we enjoyed ours simply while reading on the deck. It is undeniably sweet but not cloyingly so; serve with fresh fruit or with a light dessert or, probably the best option, as a sipping wine. Definitely an Above Average wine and at a very attractive price.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Displays perfumed aromas and lightly sweet flavors filled with orange blossom, fresh citrus, lychee, honey, and spice. The wine’s style is slightly effervescent (called frizzante in Italy) so that the fruit dances on the palate. Then the bright, delicious flavors turn silky on the honeyed-fruit finish."

Winery website: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi.


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Anonymous said...

Castello del Poggio Moscato (Provincia Di Pava) Asti - Italy beats any other Moscato, if you ask me! Please do a review on this exceptionally lovely Moscato!!! It is so good very chilled and then sipped as is loses its chill- the flavor goes through some lovely phases. Beautiful!
This will be my go-to wine for gift giving. It is special.

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