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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  • Barefoot Moscato 2012

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    Nice and light, perfect if you're into sweet and fruity wines. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Flip Flop Moscato Premier 5 2010

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    This is one of the first wines I bought and tried on my own and I was disappointed. I found it to be very weak with little to no flavor. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Cupcake Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Probably the best moscato I've ever had. Perfectly bubbly and sweet without tasting heavy. Love it! Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Beringer California Red Moscato

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    It wasn't a bad wine, just a bit too strong for me at first sip. I had to add some macerated fruit to cut down on the burn and up the sweetness, which helped considerably. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Ste Chapelle Moscato Chateau Series NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by SLKimball


  • 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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