Silvan Ridge Early Muscat Semi-Sparkling 2013
"Aromas of peaches, pear, apricots and orange bloom introduce you to this sweet, lively wine that is sure to awaken your sense. A hint of bubble helps keep the texture light and a good balance of acidity makes for a cleaning, refreshing finish." Winemaker's Notes Smooth and supple, this wine has a great mix of apple and pear on the palate with citrus note on the finish. Firm acidity creates a crisp, refreshing finish. Appellation: Oregon Vineyards: Ellis, Kliewer Vineyards Varietal Blend: 100% Pinot Gris Harvest Date: September, 2006 Brix: 23 pH:3.5 TA: 6 Bottling Date: February 2007 Alcohol: 6.5% pH: 3.3 TA: 6.6 Residual Sugar: 0.03% Release Date: March 2007 Cooperage: 100% Stainless Steel Yeasts: x%, siha7 Case Production: 1300 Residual Sugar: 11.5%
: Silvan Ridge-Hinman Vineyards was established in 1979 and is the oldest winery in Lane County. Located fifteen minutes from Eugene, Oregon, the winery has a cozy tasting room and indoor meeting facilities for 200 people. The winery has an ultra-modern production facility and produces approximately 25,000 cases of premium wine per year.
The first stop on my weekend excursion to local wineries began at Silvan Ridge Winery, which is located about 15 minutes outside of Eugene on Briggs Hill Road. What a beautiful location! The winery and tasting room was an elegant European style, but it felt comfortable. The tasting room staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. I sampled about 5 wines at Silvan Ridge. All were good, but I fell in LOVE with their Semi-Sparkling Early Muscat. Anyone can enjoy this wine, even beginners like me. This dessert wine their number one seller, and now I know why! The muscat is super sweet. It tastes like a fruity peach-pear fruit juice, but crisp and refreshing. It doesn't taste syrupy like most juices or heavy dessert wines. The texture is as light as can be, but the wine captures a bold, fruity taste. If you think you don't like wine, I encourage you to try this amazing muscat. It's a great starting point for those not accustom to the taste of wine. I hear the muscat is a great complement to a Sunday brunch or an after dinner dessert. I guess I will find out because I bought a bottle for myself!
Three and a half glasses