Naked Grape Moscato (c. 2013)

Another inexpensive Moscato?  Well ,,, I did say that I’d be making my way through a few that are available in my local stores.  So I’m just keeping my promise.

Winemaker:  The Naked Grape
Varietal:  Moscato
Vintage:  NV
Appellation:  California
Price:  $6.99

Notes:  In the glass, this California Moscato was a pale, bubbly yellow.  On the nose I found sweet peach with floral notes.  On the tongue, this Naked Grape was light-bodied, lightly viscous, and lightly effervescent.  On the palate, I tasted nectarine, honey, notes of orange and green melon rind on the finish.  Acidity was all right, and the alcohol was pegged at 8.5% on the label.  On the whole, I thought it was fine.  However, I did wish it had something more in the flavor profile – maybe some touches of spice.  Even so, I’m sure plenty of folks are enjoying this Moscato – perhaps with their favorite light summer dessert (I’m imagining an orange bundt cake for some reason).

Important:  I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

5 thoughts on “Naked Grape Moscato (c. 2013)

  1. Nice review but I have a question.
    Why do you drink so much Moscato? Moscato is supposed to be a dessert wine and not a wine that one drinks on a regular basis.
    Unfortunately Moscato is one of the most sold wines in the US..

    • Well … I’m doing a little tour of inexpensive Moscatos available in my area. I don’t usually drink that much Moscato. But with the huge increase in it’s popularity, I thought it would be interesting to try a number of samples and see what all the fuss is about. As far as their “appropriate” role, I believe these sweet wines can be used as an apéritif or as a dessert wine. After all, they range on the dry-o-meter from as low as 5% alcohol to upwards of 11% (one Italian winemaker offers a “dry” one at 14.5%) alcohol. By the way, I do think my blood sugar may be up as a result of these tastings. lol

  2. Agree with vino that these are dessert wines but since I drink so few of them I don’t have much insight into what might make good pairings with a dessert. Thanks for taking the time to filter out the good from the mediocre!

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