Melon

(Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet, Weisserburgunder)

In the 1970s and 1980s, in a period when varietal accuracy on wine labels was often a secondary thought much of what was thought to be Pinot Blanc in California were actually plantings of Melon. Today, this grape is a minor variety in the Golden State, with small plantings in the cooler areas of the North and Central Coast regions. In such cool, coastal conditions, Melon can make balanced table wines with good flavor. Not surprising, since this old Burgundian variety,once widely grown in that area,is most associated with an even cooler coastal region. In France, Melon is mainly used to make white wines known as Muscadet from the Loire Valley's extreme western edge, known as the Nantes, which borders the Atlantic ocean. Here it makes light acidic white wines, with tart acidity, citric fruit character that often possess a salty character. The best of these come from the Muscadet de Sevre et Maine AOC, where many of the wines are aged sur lie to take on extra Read more »

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  • Back on topic.. Tonight was a '13 Huet Le Haut Lieu Sec with our Asian Stir ... Stir Fry. Full bodied, pear, melon, great acid, seems off-dry to me. Was fine with the mea Read More

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  • Moniker Chardonnay 2014

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    Cool and spicy forenote on the nose, this comes in with soft apple, ripe pear ... of apple, peach, lemon and melon with a powerful note of earthiness and oakiness on the finis Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Champagne Henri Delattre Brut Selection NV

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    I got given a half-bottle of this by a friend . Champagne is France's most ... ... also plenty of an apricot,melon,peach and plum style fruit.I thought it refreshing and a pleasant accompaniment to the lun Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Dr. Loosen Riesling Kabinett Blue Slate 2014

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    Mild acidity, with flavors of dried apple, ripe pear and melon that are well-spiced. Read More

    Wine review by Hank


  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2014

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    Wonderful nose of pear, lemon, citrus, melon and honeysuckle. This has been a favorite for hot sunny days on the deck for several years now. Juicy, tart finish blends with the right amount acidity and with a touch of small bubbles gives an uplifting aftertaste. Drink now - Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • I'm enjoying a rose' from Waters Winery (Walla Walla Washington) that ... ... and has hints of peach, melon and straw on the nose with similar palate and really nice acidity on the finis Read More

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  • This has been a pretty big year for me in starting to make more and more cocktails as part of my drinking diet. Mostly Bourbon drinks and Margarita's so far, this latest Bourbon Peach recipe is about my favorite thing to drink right now.3 oz. Bourbon, 1/2 oz. lemon juice, 1/2 oz. peach schnapps, 1/2 oz. peach puree.It's also very easy to just ad... Read More

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  • Hyde is another vineyard that I have learned to seek out.  Different ... ... the tongue are vanilla and melon.  Then, some tartness that suggests citrus or stone fruit.  Thankfully, the oak is contained and the acid makes this a pleasant warm weather (it’s in the 90s, today).   Some spritziness on the back palate.  Again, I think this is from ... Read More

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  • Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

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    Deep yellow color. Very obvious oak bouquet. Vanilla and melon on introduction. Then, some tartness that suggests citrus or stone fruit. Thankfully, the oak is contained and the acid makes this a pleasant warm weather (its in the 90s, today). Some spritziness on the back palate. Again, I think this is from acid. Very pleasant finish. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Half Mile Creek Semillon Sauvignon Blanc South Eastern Australia 2014

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    Wooded and raw in the glass with toasted cedar and raw coconut notes amidst ... in to lemongrass and green melon notes towards the herbed citrus finis Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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