Muscat

Common synonyms: Moscatel, Müskateller, and many, many offshoots including but not limited to Orange Muscat, Black Muscat, Muscat Blanc (a.k.a. Muscat à Petit Grains), Muscat Giallo, Muscat of Alexandria.

 
Parentage of the grape: The oldest known grape variety, most likely originated in Greece
 
History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires grew, through Egypt into South Africa, through Italy into the rest of Europe, through Australia via either South Africa or Europe, and lastly into the Americas by way of Spain. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: golden yellow to dark amber in color, orange blossom, orange peel, white flowers. Other variants of the grape produce lighter to darker wines depending on the hybrid and region, but all share that aromatic orange characteristic. 
 
Regions where the grape is currently important: Almost any European country produces Muscat in some form Read more »

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  • Sutter Home Muscato 2007

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    Wine review by MightyFlea


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  • Acorn Zinfandel Heritage Vines Alegría Vineyards Russian River Valley 2005

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    A Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series. Acorn Winerys 2005 Zinfandel showcases ... Bouschet, Negrette, Syrah, Muscat Noir, Cinsault, and Grenache. Enjoy now until 201 Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • Elio Perrone Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2008

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    Wine review by PatriciaRussell


  • Bacalhôa Moscatel de Setubal 2001

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    Very rich, tracly thick, viscous wine. Golden hue with a potent madirized nose. Caramel finish Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Mondoro Moscato Moscato d'Asti NV

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    This asti is wonderful ! The taste is clean, crisp and not overly sweet. I always have a a bottle or two available at home to offer a glass to friends, when they drop by, or simply drink while eating poundcake or fruits such as strawberries or peaches with lunch or after dinner. Read More

    Wine review by lhastings


  • St. Julian Wine Company Simply White Blend NV

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    Awesome taste and very easy to drink! Definitely a must for anyone that is starting to drink wine. Read More

    Wine review by Falsocc14


  • After much anticipation Snooths OTBN was apon us! We were meeting in the ... ... ... finish. 2003 Pfaffenheim Muscat Wow, can you smell the Key Lime pie? Redolent of fresh lime zest and cut grass this smelled sweet but was dry and rich on the palate with nice lemon drop fruit. 2007 Dönnhoff Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Riesling Spätlese Insane! T... Read More

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  • Pfaffenheim Muscat Alsace Aoc 2003

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    Sweet floral aromas -- yellow flowers in a grass field. Flavors are light with a bit of an herbal wash and some tropical fruits, mostly banana. It's light bodied and quite dry. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Dry Comal Creek Orange Muscat NV

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    Wine review by Vinegirl


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