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2010 Mendocino County Orange Muscat

by David on May 12, 2011

Orange Muscat bottleWith just over 200 acres in all of California, Orange Muscat is rarely seen here. It rewards those who seek this specialty wine with its abundantly fruity, yet crisply refreshing characteristics. Breezy Mendocino is an ideal home for this delicate, early ripening variety that is most expressive when allowed to ripen slowly.

Flavor profile: Fresh and sweet with juicy pear, honeydew melon, caramelized ginger, local honey, and bursting orange peel.
2010 Vintage: A roller-coaster of a growing season requiring great patience, but yielding low quantities of outstanding fruit quality.

Drink now and through: 2013

Food Suggestions
A glass of our Orange Muscat, well chilled, is a dessert in itself. It’s a delicious partner for fruity desserts, fresh fruit and blue cheese. From Colleen’s recipe collection we recommend Poached Pears with Cider-Orange Muscat Glaze.

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