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The Muscat-eer

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  • Publish Date: Feb 24, 2010

Spring skiing season is almost here, which means those who hit the slopes in March will be spending a little extra time in an Adirondack chair soaking up the rays. Whatever your après-ski beverage of choice may be, such moments are best enjoyed with an aperitif of some kind.

In the quest to find white wines that are unique and easily enjoyed without any accompaniment, we recommend you turn to an unsung hero—Muscat. Like Spring time in a glass, the Muscat grape delivers divine fruit and floral aromas paired with flavors of lemon, orange, melon and lychee.

The Ca’ del Solo Muscat by Bonny Doon is an excellent representation of the grape at an extremely affordable price ($18.00 is beyond fair considering its high quality and limited production). Brimming with delicate and delightful citrus and melon flavors, this is a wonderful white wine to sip in its own right. It contains 1% residual sugar giving it an ever-so-slight sweetness but finishes crisply and cleanly thanks to its well balanced acidity.

This scintillating white is a perfect slope-side pairing, but the spring sun can be found in each sip...even if enjoyed from your own kitchen table.

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