This crossing of Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris, was created by Dr. Harold Olmo at UC Davis in 1948. As is the case with most of Dr. Olmo’s crossings, this white wine producing grape varietal was originally developed to be utilized in hot growing conditions of California’s Central Valley.

Today, the variety’s acreage is rather limited in California (just 612 total acres in 2003) with perhaps the most significant plantings being those of Ironstone Vineyards in the Lodi and Sierra Foothills AVAs. It is somewhat surprising that Symphony has not found more widespread popularity given the commercial success Ironstone has had with the grape in the form of their seductively aromatic wine known as “Obsession”; a wine with a pronounced Muscat-like bouquet and palate that deftly balances sweetness and acidity. Still, this impressive aromatic grape has found a few other followers in the state, such as Yorkville Highlands’ Maple Creek winery who fashions both off-dry and full fledged late harvest Read more »

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  • Foxall- Gaige house is $500 + a night!  I don't plan on being in the ... had a Semillon blend called Symphony that I liked in my early wine tasting days. You know, I getting really excited about going to that area again...   with the exception of some brief stops only in Glen Ellen for dinner, and one overnighter, I have not really "been" to t... Read More

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  • So I am sneaking away to Sonoma for a few days.  I have spent tons of time up in RRV and Sebastopol, and I think I want to revisit the lower valley this time- Kenwood, Glen Ellen...  I would love recommendations for wineries, hotels, motels, vac. rentals, and restaurants.  Sonoma proper would be ok to stay, as is close to those areas.  Plan on h... Read More

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  • Malk Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2012


    We havent been this excited about a white wine in a long time. The 2012 ... ... ... Opening to peach, the symphony of savors moves through apricot to a tropical mélange, highlighted with delicious pineapple. Then comes the most wonderful of surprises just when one might expect a Sauvignon Blanc to simply end, an astonishing finish begins... Read More

    Wine review by Wine Fire

  • Pahrump Valley Winery Symphony 2011


    Bursting with honeysuckle and apricot. Light, tasty and refreshing.85 pts. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • I plan on participating in the Lodi Virtual Tasting this week.  So, I ... ... ... like is the Schubert 8th Symphony background music, although, I'm not particularly crazy about the electronic realization.  Also, the Napa Valley Opera House looks like a great venu Read More

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  • Hi everyone,My name is Alex, I'm retired and living in Thailand where I spend time on my passions, Sailing, Biking and of course wine and sake making. I`ve been making wines with my dad since my early childhood and so it is something genetic I guess.I actually found this community while searching for Clinto (Clinton) vines which I would love to ... Read More

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  • I absolutely love wine. Snooth is one of the reasons I love the mystique of wine because it  offers me a forum to discuss wine and all of it's nuances, it's history, it's wonder, it's character, it's beauty. I work very hard at my profession even though I have scaled it down to 3 days per week. After my work I love good food and love to imbibe i... Read More

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  • Bourassa Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Symphony3 2005


    Deep rich flavors with a lasting flavor I would definitely buy this again. Read More

    Wine review by cadfactor

  • I noticed that OutThere purchased seven bottles of a particular wine at $14 and it occurred to me that it was a $100 purchase, and enough to last about a week.  So I got curious, and mentioned in the thread that it would be interesting to know how much per week people spent.  Well, Emark has better records and more time on his hands than I do, a... Read More

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  • Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Blend Columbia Valley Pedestal 2007


    Tremendously enjoyed this symphony in a bottle. I will hold the remaining to 2015+... Just YUMMY! Read More

    Wine review by Mspips

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