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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  • Zinfandel lovers unite in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Eno-tourists are ... of sour straw candy, light melon and a hint of mango. Pleasant and crisp with good fruit expression and a zesty spice throughout.Pedroncelli Dry Rose of Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2015Smoky, tarry aromas with dark musk and tart mixed berry on the nose. This is a bit gree... Read More

    From the article It's not all about Zinfandel.


  • Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Fig Tree Vineyard 2014

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    Herbal lemon drop and butter cookie aromas with a tart citrus note and some ... of sour straw candy, light melon and a hint of mango. Pleasant and crisp with good fruit expression and a zesty spice throughou Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Discovery Point Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

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    Cool and herbal aromas of lemongrass, sweet basil and fruit notes of lemon and ... and ... and lemon with some melon flavors coming through on the mid palate where a soft acidity creates a creamy texture through to a tight finish of light her Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Heinz Eifel Shine Riesling Rheinhessen 2016

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    Vanishing peach aromas with light minerality. This has a lot of fresh fruit ... entry, honeyed pear, fresh melon and tangerine blossom with a bit of sweetness coming through on the mid palate and a light, creamy textured finish. Very pleasan Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Souverain Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Light, grassy lemon aromas. Melon, peach and grapefruit on the palate with some fresh green notes and good acidity. Easy drinking and refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

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    Tart lemon, melon and green apple on the nose. Juicy, creamy and medium-full bodied in the mouth, a bit of an earthy-herbal-oaky note that comes across a little brutish and mostly overpowers the fruit notes of peach, lemon and apple. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Scott Peterson S.P. Drummer Napa Chardonnay 2015

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    A recent Naked Wines selection and a great example of a balanced oak and fruit ... and apricot; along with ripe melon. Very smooth and balanced long finish with more stewed fruit, vanilla, oak, and cream with a decided kick of acidity. A bit too good for an everyday drinker, but with the Angel pricing of $16, easily don Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Lucien le Moine Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru les Folatieres 2002

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... of a peach,apricot and melon style fruit with overtones of citrus and also hints of vanilla but there is also minerality as well.This is a subtle wine I thought this a just exquisite expresion of what a good chardonnay should be like Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Penya Viognier Cotes Catalanes 2016

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    On a quality per dollar spent ratio...I don't think I've ever had a better ... ... solid white wine with rich melon flavors. My first experience with Viognier and not my last, or my last with Penya, for sure Read More

    Wine review by GrantC


  • Well, Al, we made it to the Wagner event.  It was AWESOME.  More on ... of white wine.with a pasta/melon salad, Moroccan carrots, fennel/apple slaw and a cucumber/dill sauce.Hmmm.  Somehow the cucumber/dill sauce did not make onto the salmon on my plate for this picture.  That was remedied, quickly.Cheese CourseYup.  VERY similar to last week'... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


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