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Ceago Vinegarden del Lago Muscat Canelli 2005

External Review by Appellation America:

Nothing else smells like Muscat Canelli. At its best, its aromas are ingratiatingly sweet without being cloying, outgoing without being overbearing. The aromas of this Canelli from Lake County are so vividly sweet and fruity it's like you’re having a 3D experience of a 2D movie.This wine is an accurate representation of the vintner behind Ceàgo, Jim Fetzer, who launched the winery immediately upon expiration of the ten-year non-compete agreement he and his siblings were bound by when they sold Fetzer Vineyards to drinks conglomerate Brown Forman in 1992. Fetzer likes to let his creations do his talking, and that includes his vineyards near Clear Lake (all farmed biodynamically, right down to the sheep and chickens), the impressive resort complex he’s building on the lakeshore, and the vineyards he’s preparing in the hills further north.It’s the same with his wines: they’re never boring. The 2005 Muscat Canelli is surprisingly light on its feet in your mouth, holding its shape and sweetness as it slips down your throat like velvet. With exquisite understatement, it leaves the merest hint of something sweet, so that you're ready for another sip almost immediately.

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Region: USA » California » Lake County

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Color: White
Varietal: Muscat Blanc
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Ceago Estate Wines:
Ceago Vinegarden is owned by Jim Fetzer, former President of Fetzer Vineyards. Jim grew up with his ten brothers and sisters in the vineyards of Mendocino County. The Fetzer family built their business into an internationally-recognized and respected winery. In 1968, the family started producing just a few dozen cases. When the family sold the winery in 1992, Fetzer Vineyard was producing t... Read more
Ceago Vinegarden is owned by Jim Fetzer, former President of Fetzer Vineyards. Jim grew up with his ten brothers and sisters in the vineyards of Mendocino County. The Fetzer family built their business into an internationally-recognized and respected winery. In 1968, the family started producing just a few dozen cases. When the family sold the winery in 1992, Fetzer Vineyard was producing two and a half million cases of wine annually and was growing 1,200 acres of wine grapes certified organic. The Fetzer family led the U.S. wine industry in organic farming and ecological business practices. In 1993, Jim Fetzer established Ceago Vinegarden. Currently, two of Jim’s children, Katrina and Barney, are on board and bringing all their talents and knowledge into the family business. Read less

External Reviews for Ceago Vinegarden del Lago Muscat Canelli

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Nothing else smells like Muscat Canelli. At its best, its aromas are ingratiatingly sweet without being cloying, outgoing without being overbearing. The aromas of this Canelli from Lake County are so vividly sweet and fruity it's like you’re having a 3D experience of a 2D movie.This wine is an accurate representation of the vintner behind Ceàgo, Jim Fetzer, who launched the winery immediately upon expiration of the ten-year non-compete agreement he and his siblings were bound by when they sold Fetzer Vineyards to drinks conglomerate Brown Forman in 1992. Fetzer likes to let his creations do his talking, and that includes his vineyards near Clear Lake (all farmed biodynamically, right down to the sheep and chickens), the impressive resort complex he’s building on the lakeshore, and the vineyards he’s preparing in the hills further north.It’s the same with his wines: they’re never boring. The 2005 Muscat Canelli is surprisingly light on its feet in your mouth, holding its shape and sweetness as it slips down your throat like velvet. With exquisite understatement, it leaves the merest hint of something sweet, so that you're ready for another sip almost immediately.



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