Muscat Canelli Dessert Wine Mendocino County Lot One Non-Vintage Reserve (375 ml)
The Mendelson ‘Vins doux naturels wines are naturally sweet and lightly fortified. In a process known as ‘mutage’, wine spirits are added to the fermenting grapes before all the natural sugar is converted to alcohol. Vins doux naturels wines accompany a wide range of cuisine, from appetizers to desserts. This is our first non-vintage Muscat, blended across vintages dating back to our first Muscat Canelli in 1998. These wines have sat in barrel in our cellars, quietly aging, marrying the pot-distilled spirits that we use for fortification with the bright tropical fruits that characterize our Muscat Canelli
Dessert Wines. Over time, the wine has mellowed into a golden, luscious, yet still vibrant, wine. The aromas are rich tropical fruits; the flavors are banana, pineapple and coconut, with brown sugar accents. The finish is very long but not cloying. This will has a very long life ahead of it.