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2018 Moscato

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Tasting Notes

This Moscato displays exciting tropical fruits, expressive aromatics of fresh mango, kiwi, and papaya. The mouthfeel is balanced with crisp acidity and sweet citrus notes that lead to flavors of cantaloupe and candied pineapple.

Vineyard Designation

100% estate grown

Vintage Notes

The 2018 vintage was characteristic of Washington State with a mild winter and very hot summer. Temperatures in March and April were slightly above average, leading to bud break mid-April. A warm spring provided perfect growing conditions for the vines. Our meticulous viticultural practices allowed us to manage vigorous growth throughout the season so the plants reached optimal crop yield goals for each block. The hot summer allowed grapes to reach full maturity and ripeness levels far exceeding anything we saw in 2017 or 2016. White grape varietals received significant sun exposure creating bountiful aromatics with balanced acidity. The red grape varietals made wines that are luxurious with dark fruit aromas and silky tannins. The 2018 vintage will be one to enjoy for many years to come.

Winemaking Notes

Our Moscato is harvested early when grapes are still in their sugar development phase, yet has the flavors, ripeness and the brisk acidity we are looking for. The goal is to create a wine that is lower in alcohol with brisk acidity and balanced natural residual sugar. Harvested in early September, the grapes were not de-stemmed and were sent directly to the press as whole clusters. After gentle pressing, the wine was settled for 72 hours before being racked off its lees to begin fermentation. To maintain the fresh fruit characteristics of the wine, we fermented at a cold temperature of 56 degrees that lasted for nearly 3 weeks before fermentation was seized to maintain the wine’s natural residual sugar.

  • Varietal Composition: 100% Muscat Canelli
  • Appellation: Yakima Valley
  • Cases Produced: 349 cases
  • Alcohol: 10.1
  • pH: 3.33
  • Acidity: 7.3
  • RS: 4.0
  • Ageability: Now through 2026

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