Catching your attention immediately are the seductively rich peach and lychee fruit, orange blossom, and jasmine aromas of this sweet wine. The Moscato's wonderfully balanced acidity meets this intense flavor with a perfectly refreshing lift as the concentrated flavors ride across the palate in an ultra-rich wave.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Sourcing: 97% Wappo Hill Vineyard, Stag's Leap District; 3% Napa Valley
2013 saw consistently beautiful weather leading to optimal ripeness in what is being called an 'epic' year. There was almost no rainfall from January through March, bringing an earlier than usual budbreak. April provided a few small rainstorms to quench the vines, and warm weather followed. With just one heat spike in late June and early July, the growing season provided weather for optimal flavor development in the grapes resulting in an early and healthy harvest.
By harvesting the grapes over numerous, labor-intensive pickings between September 14th and October 7th, we capture an array of aromas and flavors from citrus and floral notes of the lower-maturity fruit to the spicy, tropical character of riper fruit. The hand-picked grapes were gently pressed, as whole-clusters, to retain the delicate fruity flavors and we inoculated the juice with a yeast strain selected to heighten the inherent floral character of our beautiful Muscat. We stopped the slow, cool fermentation when the natural sweetness (10%) reached optimal balance with the acidity. The wine was bottled early, in January of 2014, to retain freshness and fruitiness and provide a lively hint of effervescence.
It is the best wine I have ever tried....will do anyting to get a bottle! I recommend it undoubtly to anyone who likes sweet wive.