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#1 Florida Jim

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

Last week I was in the Anderson Valley looking at prospective pinot vineyards and stopped in at Navarro Vineyards and Winery. They make about everything that's grown in the valley including some highly touted dessert wines and verjus.
But for the last several years, the stand-out wine for me is their dry Muscat Blanc. The 2010 version is in release and I bought a case to take home. For those interested, its $19.00 a bottle and they ship it for a penny.
13% alcohol, 7.9 TA, and 3.25 pH; 460 cases produced.
And just delicious; lip-smackingly so.
As always, I get a jasmine, honeysuckle nose with hints of orange blossom and ginger. Clear as mountain stream water in the mouth and bone dry with a nice finish.
I don't have much experience with dry muscat so I can't really make comparisons.
But this is life affirming stuff at a reasonable price.
Best, Jim
Jim Cowan
Cowan Cellars