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2014 Mariposa Madera, California Orange Muscat

2014 Mariposa Madera, California Orange Muscat Zoom

This delightfully sweet wine offers notes of orange, jasmine, nectarine, ripe apricot and honey.

Varietal: Other White Vintage: 2014
Brand: Mariposa
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About This Wine

Madera is the Spanish word for lumber, and lumber was Madera County’s first industry.

But it was gold that put California’s Madera County on the map. Mining started there in 1849 and continued well into the 1900s. But today, the county’s fertile farmlands are its most precious resource, producing almonds, figs, cotton, tomatoes and, yes, wine.

Orange Muscat is a white grape variety that excels in Madera County. When made into wine, it exhibits Muscat characteristics with a strong aroma of orange blossoms and fruit flavors that typically are reminiscent of apricots and nectarines. It’s a versatile variety that can be produced in a variety of styles, ranging from dry to sweet.

Mariposa makes Orange Muscat in a sweet style that’s medium in body with fresh acidity and a long finish. It pairs nicely with an array of desserts (including chocolate), or can serve as dessert on its own.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:100% Orange Muscat
  • Grape Source:Madera Growing Region of California
  • Aromas & Flavors:Orange, Jasmine, Nectarine, Ripe Apricot and Honey
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2018
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:a nectarine and mascarpone tart with a gingersnap crust.

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    • Rating: 5

    Love it

    11/12/2017 Andres B.
    • Yonkers, NY
    • Rater Rank 635
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 5.0
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    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    too sweet

    10/23/2017 Reed D.
    • Buena Vista, CO
    • Rater Rank 88
    • Number of Ratings 13
    • Average 2.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again


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