Tag: Moscato

Four Seasons Collection Late Harvest Red Moscato 1997, Moldova

This is a very tasty sweet wine from Moldova. Actually, my first one from this region.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Sweet on the palate with nice acidity that balances it out.

Showing red and black fruits with sweet cherries, over ripen citrus fruits, Indian spices, caramel, mocha, nuts, dried figs, cooked raisins and walnuts.

This 25 year old, still has good acidity, which is nice to see.

Good right out of the bottle, and so much better after 3 hours of airtime.

It does not feel fortified, but I wonder how they got to that high alcohol…

A good dessert wine with great complexity.

I found it in a Russian grocery store for $4. Couldn’t help myself.

I paired it with an Italian Fruit Tart cake.

15% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

Eos Estate Winery Tears of Dew Late Harvest Moscato 2006 Paso Robles, California

This is a delicious 14 year old, Moscato from Paso Robles. Showing ripen apples and citrus fruits, cooked oranges, honey, melons, tropical fruits, peaches, light vanilla, bananas, apricots, guava, tangerines, mediterranean spices and black pepper.

Sweet on the palate and nicely balanced, with high acidity to balance it out.

Full bodied with great complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Long finish with tangy lemons.

Loved the nose, but the palate is much more interesting and tasty. Usually it’s the other way for me.

Wine Enthusiasts 95 points.
Thank you Elvira and David for sharing this with us.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with an Italian berry tart. Delicious.

11.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$25 (current vintage, half bottle).

Barefoot Cellars California Riesling Non-Vintage, California

Pale lemon in color.

Sweet nose of lemons, citrus, melons, red apples, minerals and white pepper

Full bodied and bold with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with citrus, apples, pears, light vegetables, sugar, limes and honey.

Medium plus in finish with tangy limes.

This is a sweet Riesling from California. Not balanced and simple, but good for parties.

This is just too sweet for me, but everyone else loved it.

8% alcohol by volume.

82 Points.


Cossetti Clemente e Figli Moscato D’Asti 2016 DOCG Asti, Italy

Pale yellow in color.

Fruity nose with citrus, lemons, white flowers, golden apples, pears, tropical fruits, pineapples, minerals, kiwis, sea salt and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and medium bubbles.

Sweet on the palate with citrus, red apples, pears, pineapples, tropical fruits, peaches, bananas and minerals.

Long finish with candied lemon slices.

This is a wonderful Italian Moscato. Showing nice complexity, and enough acidity to match the residual sugar. Very easy to drink on a hot day, and the alcohol is pretty low, so no problem there.

A bit too sweet, but great as a dessert. You can have it all by itself, and save the calories on the cake… 😃. Yummy

5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.