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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  • Espinoza - SW of Escondido - Cab, Mourv, Syrah, GrencheAbove Malibu is the ... ... Family - Zin, Chard, Pinot, Muscat, Port, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Petite SirahRosenthal Estate - Cab and Cha Read More

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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More

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  • Quady Electra Red 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Jim Sowash


  • Apothic White 2012

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    A blend but the reisling really stands out here. If you like semi-sweet reisling, you'll like this. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Just got home after having dinner following the tasting. Met up with Mr and Mrs ... ... had a Petite Manseng, Muscat blend that was super sweet. Maybe that's what the market asks for. Just wasn't my style. Afterwards we had dinner at Starks and enjoyed a 2012 Ceritas Heintz Chardonnay, 2012 Halcon Esquisto  and a 2010 Sandlands Mataro. Head an... Read More

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  • Just got this from Adam Lee. Meeting up with eMark and Foxall Monday for dinner. Should we change venues and do this? Not at all familiar with what Virginia has to offer. Hey All, Not sure if this is the proper place to post this, but wanted to invite all of you in the Santa Rosa area to a tasting of Virginia wines that we are hosting next Monda... Read More

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  • Cadet d'Oc Moscato 2011

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    Yuk. Label promises intense tropical fruit with notes of Rose & Jasmine. Nope, not to me. What I taste is very pungent. Dry, slight bubbles, almost amber color. That's about it, cracker please. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Mondoro Moscato Moscato d'Asti NV

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    I love Mindoro Asti but can't buy it in Western Australia Read More

    Wine review by Lostinkal


  • Imagery Estate Winery Wow Oui Pine Mountain Cloverdale Peak 2013

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    I helped my wife finish off a bottle of this, last night. Perfectly functional wine, very fruity but still refreshing. In all honesty, though, it's not one that I would seek out. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Neirano Pitule Moscato d'Asti 2011

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    Wine review by Lekiya


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