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Shenandoah Vineyards

Shenandoah Vineyards
2018 Daphne Angelica Dessert Wine, Amador County

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Fortified Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18% RS: 25.2%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$24

Shenandoah Vineyards
2018 Daphne Angelica Dessert Wine, Amador County

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Fortified Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18% RS: 25.2%
Old gold color. Aromas of lemon and herbs, lemon honey ricola cough drops, and scorched caramel with a syrupy, lively, sweet medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long jasmine, peach, sesame candies, and candied pickled watermelon seed candies finish. Funky, savory, herbal, fruity, sweet, and fascinating.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lemon and herbs, lemon honey ricola cough drops, and scorched caramel
Taste Flavor: jasmine, peach, sesame candies, and candied pickled watermelon seed candies
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Gorgonzola, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Funky, savory, herbal, fruity, sweet, and fascinating.

The Producer

Sobon Wine Company, LLC

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

Their Portfolio

88 Shenandoah Vineyards 2019 Special Reserve, Zinfandel, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 Shenandoah Vineyards 2020 Special Reserve, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $13.00.
86 Shenandoah Vineyards 2020 Rzerve®, Malbec, Amador County 15% (USA) $26.00.
91 Shenandoah Vineyards 2020 Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $24.00.
BR Shenandoah Vineyards 2018 Daphne Angelica Dessert Wine, Amador County 18% (USA) $24.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Sobon Estate 2020 Viognier, Amador County 13.8% (USA) $17.00.
90 Sobon Estate 2018 ReZerve, Petite Sirah, Amador County 15.2% (USA) $28.00.
93 Sobon Estate 2019 Barbera, Amador 14.8% (USA) $17.00.
93 Sobon Estate 2019 Rocky Top, Zinfandel, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $18.00.
93 Sobon Estate 2019 Cougar Hill, Zinfandel, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $18.00.
89 Sobon Estate 2019 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $14.00.
92 Sobon Estate 2019 Syrah, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $18.00.
92 Sobon Estate 2019 Red A Premium Blend, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
93 Sobon Estate 2019 ReZerve®, Primitivo, Amador County 15.1% (USA) $24.00.
89 Sobon Estate 2019 ReZerve®, Zinfandel, Amador County 15.5% (USA) $24.00.
87 Sobon Estate 2020 Cougar Hill, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $20.00.
90 Sobon Estate 2020 Rocky Top, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $20.00.
86 Sobon Estate 2020 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $15.00.
89 Sobon Estate 2020 Zinfandel, Fiddletown 15% (USA) $23.00.
90 Sobon Estate 2020 ReZerve®, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $26.00.
85 Sobon Estate 2022 Dry Rosé, Amador County 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
91 Sobon Estate 2021 Rocky Top, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $20.00.
86 Sobon Estate 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Amador County 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
86 Sobon Estate 2020 Port, Zinfandel, Amador County 18% (USA) $17.00.

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.