Tualatin Estate Semi-Sparkling Muscat-Frizzante 2010

Dessert from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$17.00 $13.99
Save $3.01
Item No. 109314
Alcohol By Volume: 6.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The stylistic vision of this wine is based upon the Italian Moscato, a Moscato of Asti; light, fresh and low in alcohol.

The nose opens with effervescent aromas of orange, peach, pear and honeysuckle. The bright mouthfeel and refreshingly tangy acidity featuring tart green apple is balanced with sweet, explosive pear flavors. A slight effervescence cleanses the palate. The semi-sparkling bubbles also contribute to a stimulating mouthfeel. The finish is lively, clean and fresh, inviting another sip.

Great by itself on the patio. The perfect wine for brunch or dessert, and also a good match with fresh strawberries, brandied pears, strawberry-rhubarb meringue and cheesecake. Serve ice cold (to preserve the CO2 bubbles) in a champagne flute and watch the bubbles tickle your nose.

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Established in 1973, Tualatin Estate Vineyards is one of the most respected winery and vineyard sites in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Wine grapes from our 200-acre vineyard have produced world-renowned wines for years. Building on this experience as well as the latest innovations in winemaking and viticulture practices, Tualatin's motto is "Old Vines. New Vision."

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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