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2014 Moscato Bella California Black Muscat

2014 Moscato Bella California Black Muscat Zoom

This lightly effervescent wine offers impressions of ripe strawberry, tart cherry pie and rose petals.

Varietal: Muscat Vintage: 2014
Brand: Moscato Bella
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15 Ratings (3.4/5.0) Rating: 4 Buy It Again Score (67%) Rate this wine
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About This Wine

He is known as “the godfather of American Moscato.”

Craig Reed has been making Moscato for more than 20 years. He’s experienced with countless members of the very large Muscat grape family, and first encountered Black Muscat while in Italy, where it’s known as Moscato di Amburgo.

Reed says he loved that wine and thought to himself, “I can make that.” But to do so, he needed to find a California vineyard that grew the variety — and did a good job with it. That challenge solved, he was able to craft a wine that he lovingly calls “Moscato Bella.”

Reed notes that the 2014 vintage “is slightly effervescent, which lifts and brightens it, making it crisper and a more versatile food wine.” It can be enjoyed before a meal as a palate cleanser, during a meal (with Chinese or Thai food, chicken or chili verde), or after a meal “as or with dessert.”

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:100% Black Muscat
  • Grape Source:California
  • Aromas & Flavors:Ripe Strawberry, Tart Cherry Pie and Rose Petals
  • Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2018
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:deviled fried chicken.

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3.4/ 5.0
Rating: 4

15 Ratings


    • Rating: 4

    My palette is not very sophisticated, and that suits me fine. So, this was right up my alley!

    12/10/2017 Diane S.
    • South Pittsburg, TN
    • Rater Rank 684
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4


    11/12/2017 Andres B.
    • Yonkers, NY
    • Rater Rank 635
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Nice sweetness, with a slight tart, tangy flavor. A bit bubbly, from secondary fermentation??

    9/19/2017 Mark A. B.
    • Baton Rouge, LA
    • Rater Rank 648
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 3.7
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again


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