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Bonterra

Bonterra
2018 Blue Heron Vineyard Dry Muscat, Muscat, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: White Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Bonterra
2018 Blue Heron Vineyard Dry Muscat, Muscat, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: White Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of honeysuckle, peach jam, musk, and spiced orange tea with a supple, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, quick panettone and lime spritz finish. A crisp and food-friendly dry Muscat.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle, peach jam, musk, and spiced orange tea
Taste Flavor: panettone and lime spritz
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kebobs, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and food-friendly dry Muscat.

The Producer

Bonterra Organic Vineyards

The Producer
349 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 210-542-7700

White Muscat

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Muscat is a grape that is made into both dry as well as tantalizing sweet wines, most notably in France and Australia. Muscat is known elsewhere, most notably in Italy as Moscato.

Muscat is grown in Alsace, France where it is dry, while in the Rhone Valley further south, Beaumes-de-Venise, is a glorious naturally sweet dessert wine.

An entirely different style of Muscat is Rutherglen Muscat from Australia, a rich, amber colored, still dessert wine. Muscat is also produced in small quantities in the US. Austria and Portugal.

Each style of Muscat offers exotic aromas of orange blossom, peach, apricot and orange roses to name only a few obvious descriptors. Lighter versions of dry Muscat from Alsace are ideal with spicy fare, such as Thai cuisine. The richer, more lush styles, such as Rutherglen are perfect with peach or plum pudding or even with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy the wines from one to three years after the vintage date in most cases, though Beaumes-de-Venise can be appreciated for up to a decade.