Castoro Cellars Muscat Canelli 2015 Front Label
Castoro Cellars Muscat Canelli 2015 Front Label

Castoro Cellars Muscat Canelli 2015

    750ML / 5.65% ABV
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    Winemaker Notes

    Muscat Canelli is truly a grape where the fresh aromas are just as intense and flowery in the wine as in the grapes! As the fermentation takes place, the whole cellar is filled with its beautiful fragrance. If you have time, come by the winery in late September during its fermentation for a memorable treat. You will smell peaches and apricots in the bouquet. Orange Muscat is blended in to add honeycomb and tangerine notes to round out this fruitier, light bodied Moscato.

    Drink this wine chilled as an aperitif or enjoy its freshness with fruit desserts. Interestingly, Muscat Canelli is a treat with very spicy foods.

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    The husband and wife team of Niels and Bimmer Udsen established Castoro Cellars with the goal of producing world-class wines from Paso Robles-appellation grapes. Each vintage presents a new challenge and Niels is more than willing to constantly and creatively experiment. This on-going research is only one of the things that ensures they meet their goal.

    Niels' long-time nickname "Beaver," evolved further when he was working in Italy and his friends soon took to calling him "Il Castoro," which is beaver in Italian. The name and the motto stuck. Castoro Cellars' "dam fine wines" sport a picture of a beaver on each label.

    Castoro is now a winemaking team effort. The team includes Niels, his mentor Tom Myers and Sherrie Holzer. Together they discuss and decide how they want to handle each variety.

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    Paso Robles has made a name for itself as a source of supple, powerful, fruit-driven wines. But with eleven smaller sub-AVAs, there is actually quite a bit of diversity to be found in this inland portion of California’s Central Coast.

    Just east over the Santa Lucia Mountains from the chilly Pacific Ocean, lie the coolest in the region: Adelaida, Templeton Gap and (Paso Robles) Willow Creek Districts, as well as York Mountain AVA and Santa Margarita Ranch. These all experience more ocean fog, wind and precipitation compared to the rest of the Paso sub-appellations. The San Miguel, (Paso Robles) Estrella, (Paso Robles) Geneso, (Paso Robles) Highlands, El Pomar and Creston Districts, along with San Juan Creek, are the hotter, more western appellations of the greater Paso Robles AVA.

    This is mostly red wine country, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel standing out as the star performers. Other popular varieties include Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Grenache and Rhône blends, both red and white. There is a fairly uniform tendency here towards wines that are unapologetically bold and opulently fruit-driven, albeit with a surprising amount of acidity thanks to the region’s chilly nighttime temperatures.

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    While Muscat comes in a wide range of styles from dry to sweet, still to sparkling and even fortified, it's safe to say it is always alluringly aromatic and delightful. The two most important versions are the noble, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, making wines of considerable quality and Muscat of Alexandria, thought to be a progeny of the former. Somm Secret—Pliny the Elder wrote in the 13th century of a sweet, perfumed grape variety so attractive to bees that he referred to it as uva apiana, or “grape of the bees.” Most likely, he was describing Muscat.

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