Lovo Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio Moscato DOCG

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Lovo Colli Euganei
Fanciful Name: Fior d’Arancio
Varietal: Moscato
Country of Origin: Italy
Retail Price: $17.99

Tasting Notes: Fior d’Arancio means “orange blossom.” Indeed, there are aromas and flavors of such along with mandarin, nectarine and ripe melon in this unique style, made from the moscato giallo clone, which is rare. The wine is frizzante, sweet, crisp and refreshing. It’s absolutely delectable! Even those who don’t usually prefer sweet wines would probably enjoy this. It’s a delightful aperitif, or will complement many desserts, fresh fruit and mild cheeses.

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Marchese dell’Elsa Moscato d’Asti

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Marchese dell'Elsa
Varietal: Moscato
Country of Origin: Italy
Retail Price: $13

Tasting Notes: Spring apple with candied orange zest mix with vibrant acidity to lift the strong peach notes front and center. The wine has a luscious sweetness and a fresh, zesty mouthfeel that keeps this wine interesting and approachable.

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Quady Electra Moscato 2014

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Quady Electra
Varietal: Moscato
Vintage: 2014
Country of Origin: California
Retail Price: $16

Tasting Notes: Quady is famous for “Essencia,” a Muscat in the style of the Rhone Valley’s Beaume-Des-Venise. Electra is the low-alcohol style (4.5%), cold-fermented and chilled to stop the fermentation process. Fragrant and lushly sweet, with flavors of peach, apricot and orange zest. It’s easy to enjoy as a warm weather quencher, or will complement BBQ Ribs and chicken, roast pork or milder Oriental cuisine. Simply Delicious!

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Luna d’Or Moscato Frizzante

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Luna d’Or
Varietal: Moscato
Appellation: Veneto
Retail Price: $10

Tasting Notes: A fizzy bright floral wine with generous notes of apple blossom, tangerine and peach accompanied by a slight sweetness. It all fits in pleasantly and the wine feels focused yet easy; charming mouth feel helps round everything out.

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Poquito Valencia 2015

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Poquito
Varietal: Moscato
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: Spain
Retail Price: $9

Tasting Notes: It doesn’t get any cuter than this! Moscatel de Alejandria from Valencia, Spain, all packaged in a soda pop bottle with a metal cap. Delicate floral, apricots and pears, super refreshing and just 5% alcohol. Great over ice.

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St. Supery Moscato 2014

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St. Supery
Varietal: Moscato
Vintage: 2014
Appellation: Napa Valley
Retail Price: $23

Tasting Notes: This wine presents with brilliant pale yellows and youthful hints of green. Aromas of mandarin and peach blossom dominate, with notes of marmalade and orange zest. Flavors explode with a fruit basket of rich, exotic peach and nectarine with a citrus undercurrent and orange peel on the finish. Enjoy this bright, opulent, sweet wine.

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14 Hands Moscato 2013

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14 Hands
Varietal: Moscato
Vintage: 2013
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Washington State
Retail Price: $10

Tasting Notes: Nice beginner Muscat. Not overly cloying — brimming with vibrant hints of orange blossoms.

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Ceretto Moscato 2014

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Ceretto
Varietal: Moscato
Vintage: 2014
Retail Price: $24

Tasting Notes: Long known for how great their Moscato is, Ceretto continues to release wines of the highest caliber. This year’s Moscato release is no different. A little bit more dialed back than some on the sweetness, Ceretto Moscato delivers on all fronts, hooking all wine drinkers the second they take a taste.

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Elvio Tintero Moscato 2014

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Elvio Tintero
Varietal: Moscato
Vintage: 2014
Retail Price: $13

Tasting Notes: When it comes to Moscato, seeing a single-vineyard expression at this price and quality doesn’t happen very often. This wine will turn the “I don’t like Moscato” customers into Moscato believers. You get all of the great Moscato characteristics, the aromatics, sweet melon and fruity freshness, without the cloying sweetness that comes along with it. The well-balanced, clean finish will keep you coming back for more.

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Foss Marai Dolce Reale

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Foss Marai
Varietal: Moscato
Appellation: Valdobbiadene
Retail Price: $17

Tasting Notes: Golden yellow in color, a concentrated, light-bodied Moscato that has expressive aromas and flavors of dried peach, lychee and complex violet notes. The light sweetness, and darker dried fruit notes, are balanced and complementary.

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