Riven Rock Moscato 2012

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.  

Winemaker:  Riven Rock
Varietal:  Moscato
Vintage:  2012
Appellation:  California
Price:  $6.99 at Whole Foods

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.

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

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7 thoughts on “Riven Rock Moscato 2012

    • Well, I’m not quite done yet. I have just a few more in the rack to get through, so this will be an off-the-cuff, shoot-from-the-hip response based on a current snapshot. Hard as it can be to pick favorites sometimes, I’d say the Rex-Goliath Argentina Moscato sits at the top right now.

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