Monday, January 01, 2007
2005 Silvan Range Oregon Early Muscat
We had this one at a tasting and snatched it right up at $12 for a 500 ml bottle.
The palate has peaches, pear, honeydew, orange blossom, and honey.
This is a semi-sparkling wine so the bubbles are very soft and mild...they disappear in the glass after around 20 seconds, but they are present on the palate and add a nice bit of very subtle texture which really pushes it to a higher level.
I get a bit of cantaloupe and muskmelon on the finish. Sweet and refreshing, not cloying or syrupy at all.
This is a phenomenal dessert wine....nice and smooth, not too sweet, lots of fruit, some nice floral notes, and overall strongly recommended. A wine I’d buy a case of if I had a cellar. Strongly recommended.