This is the third post in my series of tasting inexpensive (aka cheap) Moscato wines. If you haven’t seen the other posts, I’ve already had the Sutter Home Moscato imported from Chile and the Rex-Goliath Moscato imported from Argentina. This is the first California offering of the group.
Notes: This Barefoot Moscato is swee – EET! In the glass, the color is extremely pale yellow. On the nose I caught faint whiffs of peach, honey, and spice with floral notes. I’d swear I smelled a hint of gardenia. The body of this non-vintage Californian was quite light, and it had only a hint of the characteristic viscosity. Acidity was OK which gave this Moscato just a suggestion of effervescence. On the palate, I tasted honey aplenty, peach, and star fruit. The finish brought a lively lemon-grass and then a lingering and very subtle bitterness I can only describe as peach pit. If you’ve ever sucked on a peach pit, you know what I’m talking about. Again, it’s a pretty light wine, and it’s exceedingly sweet. Alcohol is at 9%, but I wouldn’t have been surprised if the label said 5%. I don’t think I would serve this in any other capacity than as a dessert, with dessert, or in dessert. Sweetness aside, though, it wasn’t a bad wine.
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