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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

2004 Ironstone Symphony Obsession

The Symphony grape is a cross between Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris.

While I realize this is a unique grape varietal, it's extremely close to your typical Muscat. Sweet, fruity, with a bit of acid to round it out. A generally inexpensive wine that's usually quite consistent--I don't recall ever having a bad Muscat.

The nose is mainly tropical fruit, apples, and grapes.

Lots of tropical fruit, pineapple, and grapes on the palate and it even has a hint of spice. It's sweet, but not cloyingly so, and acidic enough to be balanced.

I found this on sale for $6 and it's certainly a good deal. If you enjoy Muscats in their various forms, or even sweet German style wines, this would be something to look into. This would be perfect with any sort of spicy faire--anything like Thai, Mexican, or Indian food would compliment it well.

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