Dry Muscat 2018

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Cradled between the shore of the upper Russian River and a blue heron nesting site, Blue Heron Ranch epitomizes the biodynamic ethos, combining nature preserves, free-roaming wildlife and holistic farming practices. The vineyard’s location along a fertile riverbank on the floor of the Sanel Valley couples a temperate climate with ancient gravelly loam soils, yielding fragrant Muscat Canelli fruit.

Following harvest, our biodynamically farmed Muscat grapes were gently pressed before a slow, cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. To preserve the fresh, aromatic character of the fruit, the wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation, nor did it come in contact with oak. The result is a dry Muscat with bright acidity.

A single-vineyard expression of our biodynamically farmed estate vineyard, this lean and lively wine delivers notes of juicy mango, stone fruit and fragrant lychee. A subtle thread of honeysuckle blossom segues to a crisp, dry finish. This wine is gorgeous as an aperitif but also terrific with Asian cuisine with a hint of spice, fresh salads, light fish or pasta with seafood.

 

 

Appellation: Mendocino County Alcohol: 13.5 Download Tasting Notes

Combined with vivid fruits, there is sweetness illusion, but that dissipates in the mid-palate and finish, where the acidity and tart fruits announce their presence.

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  • Testimonial

    Combined with vivid fruits, there is sweetness illusion, but that dissipates in the mid-palate and finish, where the acidity and tart fruits announce their presence.

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Awards

90 Points, 2017 Vintage, Editors' Choice

Wine Enthusiast, February 2019

This is an aromatic, bone-dry wine that shows off the grape’s floral side. It smells of jasmine, rose and lychee, tastes crisp and refreshing and finishes with an appetizing nip of astringency.

2017 Vintage, POPSUGAR

POPSUGAR, December 2018

Available at a price of $16, this wine is crafted from organic Muscat grapes for a finished product that is fresh, clean, and dry. Aromas of orange blossom, tangerine, honeysuckle, and a hint of apricot give way to a vibrant and intricate palate offering flavors of grapefruit, preserved lemons, and nectarine, with an intriguing warm spice.

  • Awards
    90 Points, 2017 Vintage, Editors' Choice

    Wine Enthusiast, February 2019

    This is an aromatic, bone-dry wine that shows off the grape’s floral side. It smells of jasmine, rose and lychee, tastes crisp and refreshing and finishes with an appetizing nip of astringency.

    2017 Vintage, POPSUGAR

    POPSUGAR, December 2018

    Available at a price of $16, this wine is crafted from organic Muscat grapes for a finished product that is fresh, clean, and dry. Aromas of orange blossom, tangerine, honeysuckle, and a hint of apricot give way to a vibrant and intricate palate offering flavors of grapefruit, preserved lemons, and nectarine, with an intriguing warm spice.

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