Riven Rock Vineyards is a winemaker I hadn’t heard of before seeing this selection on the shelves of my local Whole Foods. Doing just a bit of looking around, I found that this label is produced by a company called ASV Wines. ASV says they have several lines of “control brands” which includes the Riven Rock group as well as a private label program.
Notes: The color of this California Moscato was pale yellow. It’s bouquet brought very light scents of spiced peaches. The body of this Riven Rock was medium-light. It had a gentle viscosity and sufficient acidity (but a little on the low side for me). Alcohol was at 11%. Simply put, it tasted like spiced peaches in light syrup. Or more correctly, it tasted like drinking the light syrup from a can of spiced peaches, albeit not quite as heavy and sweet as syrup from the canned peaches my father used to enjoy so much. Funny, he wasn’t much of a drinker – maybe one or two glasses of something on a festive occasion per year. But I have no doubt that this Moscato would have been right down his alley. He also liked circus peanuts, if that tells you anything about his taste preferences.
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