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2017 Moscato, California
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Tasting Notes
Brass Tacks Moscato is sweet and refreshing, with aromas of white peach and apricot. Lively flavors of ripe summer fruit are accented by hints of honey and citrus.
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Food Pairings
Serve chilled as an aperitif, with your favorite spicy dish, or as a dessert wine.
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About Moscato
Moscato, also known as Muscat, is perhaps one of the oldest domesticated grape varieties. It is believed to have originated in Greece or in the Arabian Peninsula. The Romans brought the varietal to Italy, and later to France. Early records show that it was in France during Charlemagne’s reign. Muscat is one of the most prolific grapes, with over 200 known varieties in the world.

Muscat is known for its pronounced sweet aromas, the only grape variety to produce wine with the same aroma as the grapes themselves. Pliney the Elder referred to Muscat as "the grape of the bees".

Muscat vines are vigorous but low yielding, resulting in medium bunches with lots of flavor. Muscat grapes are used to produce still, sparkling and dessert wines.


Silver Medal - Highly Recommended
"Yellow straw color. Aromas of honeysuckle, wrapped Botan rice candy, dried pineapples, and ripe apricots in syrup with a round, crisp, very sweet light-to- medium body and a smooth, breezy sweet almonds and fruit cocktail finish with no oak. A very sweet and lovable moscato."
- Beverage Testing Institute
Bronze Medal
- OC Wine Society, 2018

Past vintages
90 points, Gold Medal
"Emerald straw color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of yellow rose, lychee, and peach with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length honeyed apple and nutskin finish with no oak. A juicy, crowd pleasing off-dry white wine with nice purity and balance. Exceptional. Best Buy."
- Beverage Testing Institute, June 2016
Bronze Medal - Recommended
"Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of sweet pear flesh, jicama, green apple candy, and marshmallow with a soft, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, cheery pine nuts finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A tasty sweet sipper."
- Beverage Testing Institute




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