Full Review

Kiara Bella

Kiara Bella
2016 Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: White Moscato

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 3.75%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12

Kiara Bella
2016 Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: White Moscato

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 3.75%
Bright white gold color. Sweet, floral aromas and flavors of sweet lilac, sugar snap peas, fruit cocktail syrup, and orange blossom honey with a supple, flat, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, terse finish that shows impressions of jicama, rice candy, and yellow apple with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An easy drinking, soft sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: sweet lilac, sugar snap peas, fruit cocktail syrup, and orange blossom honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of jicama, rice candy, and yellow apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Havarti, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy drinking, soft sipper.

The Producer

Le Vigne Winery

The Producer
5115 Buena Vista Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-227-4000

Their Portfolio

92 Kiara 2015 Private Reserve, Sangiovese, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $16.00.
91 Kiara 2016 Private Reserve, Viognier, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $16.00.
87 Kiara Bella 2016 Rose, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
84 Kiara Bella 2016 Moscato, California 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
90 Le Vigne 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $21.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 Merlot, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $19.00.
89 Le Vigne 2015 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $18.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 di Ranchita Vista, Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles 14.1% (USA) $39.00.
86 Le Vigne 2014 di Ranchita Vista, Petite Sirah, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $41.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 Cuore della Vigna, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $42.00.
89 Le Vigne 2014 Nikiara, Paso Robles 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
94 Le Vigne 2014 Ame de la Vigne, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $43.00.
87 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $38.00.
93 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Grenache, Paso Robles 15.3% (USA) $36.00.
95 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Malbec, Paso Robles 14.3% (USA) $37.00.
94 Le Vigne 2016 Il Fiore, Viognier, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $23.00.
85 Le Vigne 2016 Rose, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $18.00.
84 Le Vigne 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 13.8% (USA) $18.00.
88 Le Vigne 2015 di Acquarello, Merlot, Paso Robles 14.1% (USA) $39.00.
92 Le Vigne 2017 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
87 Le Vigne 2017 Rosé, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
90 Le Vigne 2015 Cuore della Vigna, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $42.00.
82 Le Vigne 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $18.00.
86 Le Vigne 2015 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles 15.1% (USA) $25.00.
88 Le Vigne 2017 Il Fiore, Viognier, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $23.00.
88 Le Vigne 2015 Ame de la Vigne, Paso Robles 14.7% (USA) $43.00.
87 Le Vigne 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
94 Le Vigne 2016 Di Acquarello, Sangiovese, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $37.00.
92 Le Vigne 2016 Cuore della Vigna Red Blend, Paso Robles 14% (USA) $44.00.
92 Le Vigne 2016 Ame de la Vigne Red Blend, Paso Robles 14.4% (USA) $47.00.
90 Le Vigne 2016 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles 14.7% (USA) $26.00.

White Moscato

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Grown around the world, the Moscato grape produces some of the most delightful sweet wines, ranging from very delicate to quite lush. The perfumes of a Moscato wine are heavenly, with notes of peach, apricot, orange blossom and ginger that are dominant. These wines are made to emphasize the aromatics and freshness, so most examples of Moscato are made without oak and are released early for immediate pleasure.

Moscato d'Asti, a lightly sparkling wine (frizzante) with only 5.5% alcohol, has become an amazing sales phenomenon over the past decade, while Asti Spumante, a sparkling wine from the territory is also very popular.

Moscato is a delight enjoyed on its own or with simple desserts, such as pound cake or fresh strawberries or peaches.