TN: 2015 Cruse Wine Company Muscat Rorick Vineyard

  • 2015 Cruse Wine Company Muscat Rorick Vineyard - USA, California, Sierra Foothills, Calaveras County (12/11/2016)
    I gave this bottle to a friend - with strong advice to allow the wine to age for at least 6-months-to-a-year before popping. He decided to open it last night. My notes are from the bottle’s second evening.

    The Cruse Wine Company’s 2015 “Rorick Vineyard” Dry Muscat is sourced from the Sierra Foothills vineyards of Forlorn Hope winery. The wine, 20 minutes out of the refrigerator, presents a nose of fresh white peaches and a hint of red apples.

The palate is not very well developed at such a young age. Simple apple flavors are coupled with a trace of peach and what I can only describe as a combination of traditional Muscat musk and dusty white pepper. This white wine is surprisingly mouthfilling for its low level of alcohol. The finish is pleasant and minus-medium in length, yet imbued with the wild qualities of the grape.

I did enjoy my glass of the Cruse Muscat, and I still am confident that the wine holds promise of positive development in the coming months/year. Please remember that my notes are from Day #2.

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