2008 Miraflores Muscat Canelli – El Dorado

Miraflores Winery is a bit off the beaten path – all the way out near Lake Tahoe.   They have a beautiful tasting room and produce a large variety of wines.   My favorite was the Muscat Canelli, and at only $15 I could not resist picking up a bottle.   Those of you who think muscat is too sweet may want to try this one.   Fresh cut flowers and lychee on the nose, some ripe pear on the midpalate and surprisingly nice acidity on the finish.  Some muscat can be too sweet with not enough acidity, but not a problem here… this wine would be amazing with Thai, Indian or any kind of spicy cuisine.   It can sometimes be tough to find a wine that has that ripeness on the attack and nice acidic back end so put this on your list for spicy food!


Home run

Leave a Reply