- My Rating: B-
Moscato (NV) – Barefoot Cellars, 8.5% ABV – 750ml., (Modesto, CA, USA)
- owned by E&J Gallo Winery since 2005, the largest winery in the world (gallo.com) [I take it to mean they produce the highest volume compared to any company]
- 2011 Class Champion in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition USA
On the back label:
“Barefoot Moscato is a sweet wine with hints of delicious mouth-watering juicy peach and apricot flavours. Notes of lemon and orange citrus compliment a crisp refreshing finish. Barefoot Moscato is perfect with spicy Asian cuisine, light desserts, fresh fruits, and mild cheeses.”
- Style: (Moscato) White Wine
- Taste: Bright peach-apricot apple fruity medium sweet wine
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $10 – 750ml., sometime in 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to wine aficionados: not quite; but good for non-drinkers
Visual: Nicely packaged with a simple yet effective label + synthetic cork. Pours clear light golden yellow with some tiny bubbles in the initial pour.
Nose: faint apple and surprisingly, minor alcohol detection (unimpressive) (lvl-2)-pungency
Attack: incoming sweet apple fruitiness
Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-fruity sweetness, alcohol bitterness, medium tangy, (MAIN) peach/apricot, pear/apple
Finish: residual fruity sugars (not cloying), light tart, fruity crisp yet short/succinct finish.
Summary: It has an extremely approachable and lively fruit orchard fruit character. Although it doesn’t have much length, carry or complexity, it’s drinkability and inexpensive price tag mean that I would recommend you to try it at least once.