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Fox Hollow Vineyards

Fox Hollow Vineyards
2017 Derby White Muscat, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: White Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.65% RS: 3.64%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

Fox Hollow Vineyards
2017 Derby White Muscat, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: White Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.65% RS: 3.64%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, jasmine, honeydew melon, turkish delight, lilac, lime, and apricot with a velvety, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-length finish conveying notes of beeswax and almond biscotti with no oak flavor. A floral, concentrated Muscat with a velvety smooth texture.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle, jasmine, honeydew melon, turkish delight, lilac, lime, and apricot
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of beeswax and almond biscotti
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kebobs, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A floral, concentrated Muscat with a velvety smooth texture.

The Producer

Fox Hollow Vineyards

The Producer
939 Holmdel Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
USA
1 732-7720330

Their Portfolio

84 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2016 Barrel Aged Reserve, Chardonnay, New Jersey 14% (USA) $35.00.
87 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2016 Petite Belle White, New Jersey 13.65% (USA) $20.00.
94 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 Autumn Harvest "Dessert Wine", New Jersey 15.7% (USA) $35.00.
88 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Derby White Blend, New Jersey 11.65% (USA) $28.00.
85 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 The Huntsman Red Blend, New Jersey 14.3% (USA) $40.00.
88 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Franc, New Jersey 16.4% (USA) $28.00.
88 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Jersey 15.3% (USA) $32.00.
83 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Deco Rosé, New Jersey 13% (USA) $28.00.
85 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Charleston Rosé, New Jersey 14.25% (USA) $28.00.
84 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Halcyon Days Rosé, New Jersey 13% (USA) $28.00.
87 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Pink Flamingo Rosé, New Jersey 14.25% (USA) $22.00.
87 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Bee’s Knees Rosé, New Jersey 15.3% (USA) $28.00.
85 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2018 Pink Flamingo Rosé, New Jersey 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
89 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Riesling, New Jersey 14% (USA) $20.00.
87 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2016 Barrel Aged, Chardonnay, New Jersey 14% (USA) $25.00.
92 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2014 Field Master Red Blend, New Jersey 13.15% (USA) $40.00.
93 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Franc, New Jersey 16.4% (USA) $32.00.
91 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Jersey 12.7% (USA) $32.00.
90 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Derby White Muscat, New Jersey 11.65% (USA) $28.00.
90 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 The Huntsman Red Blend, New Jersey 14.3% (USA) $40.00.
90 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2018 Reserve, Petit Manseng, New Jersey 13.5% (USA) $28.00.

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.