2011 La Sirena Moscato Azul Napa
Light straw in color with brilliant clarity, the 2010 Moscato Azul has floral aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine, and delicate white peach. Very clean and silky in the mouth with bright fruit flavors and a lush creamy mouth feel. Reminiscent of dry Riesling on the palate, but with the unmistakable permumy, spiciness, and floral qualities that are the hallmark of true classic Muscat varietal character. The flavors complement the aromas in a wine with a polished profile, seamless for a white wine. It has lots of flavor without weightiness, enticingly fresh and eminently likable, best consumed in 1-2 years.
Robert Parker says …”A wine that Heidi Barrett does better than just about anybody in California is her unbelievably fun Moscato Azul….. reminiscent of northern Italy’s famous Moscatos. A slow cold fermentation renders a wine with an explosive perfume of spring flowers and tropical fruits. This is an ideal aperitif or breakfast wine, or it can be enjoyed at the end of a meal”. And… ”Barrett has hit pay dirt with a lively, consumer-friendly dry Muscat,…It’s a shame more California wineries don’t produce these wines. .. It is fresh, light bodied, and crisp…seductive aromatics”.
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