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Shenandoah Vineyards

Shenandoah Vineyards
2018 Black Muscat, Fortified Muscat, Amador County

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Fortified Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy

Shenandoah Vineyards
2018 Black Muscat, Fortified Muscat, Amador County

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Fortified Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17%
Dusty light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of baked peach, raspberry glaze, sugared melon, pasteis de nata, honey, and orange blossom with a satiny, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, captivating, medium-length finish that presents suggestions of orange peel and caramel with light oak flavor. A fragrant, outgoing Fortified wine that will be a dream with sweet almond desserts.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: baked peach, raspberry glaze, sugared melon, pasteis de nata, honey, and orange blossom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of orange peel and caramel
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Almond Cookies, Mixed Nut Tart, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fragrant, outgoing Fortified wine that will be a dream with sweet almond desserts.

The Producer

Sobon Wine Company, LLC

The Producer
12300 Steiner Rd.
Plymouth, CA 95669
USA
1 209-245-4455

Their Portfolio

90 Shenandoah Vineyards 2018 Special Reserve, Zinfandel, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
87 Shenandoah Vineyards 2018 ReZerve®, Barbera, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $24.00.
85 Shenandoah Vineyards 2016 Vintage Port, Amador County 18% (USA) $18.00.
88 Shenandoah Vineyards 2018 Black Muscat, Fortified Muscat, Amador County 17% (USA) $12.00.
95 Shenandoah Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Franc, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $20.00.
86 Shenandoah Vineyards 2018 Rezerve®, Malbec, Amador County 14.2% (USA) $24.00.
88 Sobon Estate 2017 Rose, Amador County 12.9% (USA) $14.00.
87 Sobon Estate 2016 Zinfandel, Fiddletown 15.5% (USA) $22.00.
94 Sobon Estate 2015 Rocky Top, Zinfandel, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $18.00.
88 Sobon Estate 2018 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
90 Sobon Estate 2018 Rocky Top, Zinfandel, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $18.00.
93 Sobon Estate 2018 ReZerve® Zin, Zinfandel, Amador County 15.4% (USA) $24.00.
91 Sobon Estate 2018 Cougar Hill, Zinfandel, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $18.00.
92 Sobon Estate 2018 Lubenko Vineyard, Zinfandel, Fiddletown 15.5% (USA) $22.00.
92 Sobon Estate 2018 Paul’s, Zinfandel, Amador County 15.2% (USA) $24.00.
88 Sobon Estate 2018 ReZerve®, Primitivo, Amador County 15.1% (USA) $24.00.
87 Sobon Estate 2018 Barbera, Amador County 14.8% (USA) $17.00.
87 Sobon Estate 2018 Zinfandel Port, Amador County 18% (USA) $16.00.
86 Sobon Estate 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.8% (USA) $18.00.

Fortified Muscat

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Serve in a Port Wine Glass
The Muscat grape is of ancient origins dating to Greek and Roman times. There are many types widely planted around the Mediterranean basin and the New World. It is intensely aromatic, with a distinctive floral quality and can be ripened to the point of being quite heavy. As such, it is most often seen in a range of dessert styles from the crisp, refreshing Moscato d'Asti of Piedmont to fortified French, Spanish, or Australian elixirs.

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