2014 Navarro Vineyards White Blends or Varietals "Muscat Blanc Dry"
Winery: Navarro Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Muscat Blanc Dry"
Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals
Grape blend: 100% Muscat Blanc
Region: Anderson Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 577
KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: June 4, 2016
Wine Review: This almost clear colored Muscat Blanc from Navarro opens with a mild orange bouquet with hints of lychee and rose petals. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, pleasant and easy going. The flavor profile is unique. I detected mild grapefruit and lychee with hints of nectarine. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity linger nicely. This Muscat Blanc would pair well with lavender shortbread cookies. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: The Alsatian wine that is traditionally served with spargel is a dry Muscat; the wine's piquant acidity is refreshing and its flavors and floral bouquet bespeak springtime. Even the wine's pale gold color, with greenish highlights, suggests it accompany springtime veggies. The Muscat Blanc a petits grains grapes were grown in the lower part of Navarro's Hammer Olsen vineyard with a high clay content in which this variety thrives. The grapes were harvested at night, when the fruit was cold, to minimize any harshness from the skins during pressing. Then the juice was cold fermented and aged on the lees for eight months in French oak ovals adding an intriguing earthy note to the orange-spring herb flavors. Try it with asparagus, white or green.
Organic status: not organic
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