Muscat Ottonel Impulse
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2016 Muscat Ottonel
Fellow wine lovers, College Cellars of Walla Walla continues to top the charts at big-time national wine competitions- this time it’s their Muscat Ottonel. You may remember that we featured their Viognier and Rosé last year, but here is a quick refresher on the winery. These wines are made by winemaking students at the Walla Walla Community College, under the instruction of top industry leaders, and advisement from Walla Walla’s biggest names such as Rick Small of Woodward Canyon, and Gary and Chris Figgins of Leonetti/Figgins. The wine program and today’s featured Muscat have been written about a number of times by Andy Perdue, and you can read a recent article by clicking here.
The College Cellars Muscat Ottonel was awarded Double Gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which is among the top 3 most prestigious wine competitions in the nation. Right now, just five cases have made it over the mountains from Walla Walla, and we are offering them first come first serve. It’s a single vineyard Muscat from Red Boar Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley, and it’s done in an effervescent and off-dry (medium-sweet) style. The wine features a playful nose of stone fruits, starburst chews, and citrus zest. It tickles your palate with its lightly sparkling nature, and tastes of ripe peaches, candied lemons, and hints of pears.
Region: Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington State Wine
Vineyard(s): Red Boar Vineyard
Grape(s): Muscat Ottonel
Drinkability: Now to 2018
Sweetness: Off-Dry, Medium-Sweet, 6% Residual Sugar
Alcohol: 9% by volume
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Press: Double Gold – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Food Pairing: Spicy Asian Cuisine, Fresh Salads, Blue Cheeses
Availability: 5 cases