2010 Sauvingnon Musque
Musque wines are clones of varietals that are musky or muscat-ike. Sometimes the resulting wines are so successful, the musque becomes a varietal in its own right. Gewurtztraminer is an example of a musque of Traminer that has now eclipsed it's parent.
This wine is a musque of Sauvignon Blanc developed at Davis and grown here in the Alexander Valley. The result is a light steel lemon color but
with totally tropical flavors. The nose is full of plantain and passion fruit,
signaling a real treat. The palate starts with lychee and gives way to a little
mango, ripe pineapple and kiwi. The finish gently lingers with hints of green apple and citrus. Pacific Rim foods will pair really well, but salads and cheeses will go along easily.
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