With gift certificate in hand, we decided to give it a try. Wow!
MyLovelyWife gave me a gift certificate for Wine.com a while back. We finally got on and ordered some last Wednesday evening.
After a hard day at work (left here at 6:15 AM, got home at 7:10 PM) I didn’t realize what good news the “Ding-Dong” was. It was the UPS guy. When wine is delivered, someone who is sober and over the age of 21 must sign for it. She qualified; I no longer do (hick!) Our box contained two bottles and I was impressed at the way it’s packed.
1. Yalumba NV Museum Reserve Muscat (A half bottle; Item No. 15675, $18.99). From Wine.com:
The production of premium fortified wine has long been part of the history at Yalumba. Founder Samuel Smith first made port back in the 1860s, and the South Australian Governor (1914-1920) Sir Henry L Galway selected his own personal “pipes” from the Yalumba bodega.
Today Yalumba maintains its reputation for its premium quality fortified wines by occasionally releasing very small parcels of Show Reserve stocks. This old Muscat was sourced from the Rutherglen and other Northern traditional areas of Victoria then blended and stored in French oak puncheons in our marble cellars at Angaston for eight years.
Made from the red and pink clones of the Muscat, a petite grains grape variety, this luscious dessert wine displays all the characteristics of this classic Australian wine style.
COLOUR: Deep tawny red.
BOUQUET: Classic rose petal and orange rind of the Muscat grape.
PALATE: Full, luscious middle. Richly flavoured, reminiscent of raisined fruits, nuts and spices. Sweet and soft yet unclaying finish. Incredible persistence of flavours.
This is a dessert wine. Haven’t tried it yet.
2. Saracco 2006 Moscato d’Asti (Item No: 87782, $15.29) This is a sweet, slightly bubbly delight. Hold on a minute–(Sip. Ah!)–thanks. From Wine.Com:
Paolo Saracco is known as “The Maestro of Moscato” and for good reason. His Moscato is perfumed with fresh peach, pear and white flowers. A gentle sparkle brightens the fruit and a tingle of sweetness hints of candied fruits.
Moscato d’ Asti is a unique wine where the beautiful aromas of the grapes are enhanced by a crisp, nice acidity, a light fizziness and the sweetness of the natural residual sugar. The low alcohol content makes this wine a very easy, pleasant wine – perfect for finishing a meal with dessert or without food as a nice mid-day break.
Oh, it is very, very good. Love it. LOVE it! On a scale of “1-to-10,” we both give it a “10.” Most very highly recommended, but–IT IS SOLD OUT!