Muscat 2018 SOLD OUT
Wine Club Price $17.14
This dry Muscat showcases delicate light-yellow hues. A fresh and fun nose of pineapple, lemon, and oral bouquets dance on the nose. Juicy and voluptuous; the honey and lemon palate finishes with classic elements of nectarines.
The 2018 growing season was similar to 2017. Spring started off slowly and was wetter than average. 2018 found the vineyards two weeks behind our normal bud burst. Once the warmer weather arrived mid-spring, it caused the above average snow levels in the mountains to melt rapidly resulting in another year of flooding. The flooding did not wash any topsoil away and, after a challenging start, the end of spring weather conditions were perfect for an ideal fruit set. Once summer arrived, it was hot and dry which tested our vineyard crews to pay close attention to irrigation regimes and leaf-to-fruit ratios. The vineyards soaked up the summer sunshine; meticulous farming and careful yield management allowed the grapes to fully ripen on the vine. September was wet. After each rainfall, the tractors were driven down the vineyard rows to blow the water off the vines and fruit ensuring there was no opportunity for mold to develop. A beautiful autumn saw the perfect weather to allow the fruit to catch up after a wet September.
With origins in ancient Greece and Egypt, the Muscat grape variety has the longest history of any vine known today. Our wine is a gathering of four distinctive Muscat varieties: Muscat Ottonel (50%) | Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains (22%) | Yellow Muscat Giallo (22%) | Orange Muscat (6%) The fruit was pressed after four hours of skin contact to extract delicate aromatics and then cold-fermented to preserve the grape’s signature fruit characteristics. The various lots were inoculated with a single yeast culture to further accentuate complexity and mouthfeel.