Lot 648 | 2017 Lake County
Our first ever Muscat Canelli Release - worth the wait!
Free Ground Shipping on all orders of 12 or more bottles.
- Lake County
- Muscat Canelli
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2023
- Release Email
Lot 648 comes to us from a family-owned winery in Lake County that specializes in small-lot, top-quality wines made from certified organic vineyards (and boasts a massive laundry list of 90+ scores and double gold medals from the past decade to boot). Made from old vines planted in the late 70s and raised in stainless steel.
Varietal note: also known as Muscat Blanc, Muscat Canelli is one of the oldest cultivated grape varieties in the world, with origins dating back to the ancient Greeks. In modern times, the Muscat Blanc varietal has found its sweet spot in California's better growing regions, with the hallmark characteristic being floral, wonderfully perfumed wines with wonderfully nervy stone fruit notes that range from off-dry to sweet/dessert styles.
Great summer white wine, little sweet for me but otherwise really good.
Right on the money
One of my favorite grapes that I grew up drinking in Paso Robles. Glad that CH carries it now - a nice refresher that isn't "on trend" that's harder to find these days - a great buy for me.
Pairs well with cheese
This is a Muscat. The aroma of the Muscat grape comes through followed by floral notes. It is sweet but not syrupy. I liked it best when served cold. It makes for a desert wine but also can be paired with cheese.
This was delicious. It's perfect if you're like me and enjoy the sweet stuff, though. It still held its own with a chicken dinner. I'll have to get more before they run out!
Elegant and refined.
Delicious mouth coating melon flavors preceded by floral sweet fruit aromatics. This muscat is more structured than most and will go well with a wide range of flavors. We enjoyed it with goat cheese and tapenade spread on crostini. The acidity nicely balances its natural sweetness and a hint of minerality adds complexity on the finish.
on the sweet side
This one is quite on the sweet side. My husband doesn't like sweet so I had this one all to myself . I could drink it but it wasn't my favorite. Maybe if it was really hot outside it would be more enjoyable, however on a chilly fall day I wasn't feeling it. Still a good value though if you like sweet.
"Grown Up", Refined Moscato
I identified this as a moscato wearing big girl pants - it's not as overly sweet as a moscato, and instead has a balanced sweetness with a very nice flavor profile, and with a 12% ABV to boot.
Good for a sweet wine
I’m usually not a fan of white wine because they are too dry and acidity, so when I do drink a white wine, I prefer sweet but not too sweet as it tends to lead to a headache. This wine is a good sweet but not so sweet white wine and it’s 12%abv so that helps too!
Not my favorite, but not bad
Not my favorite wine I've had from CH, let alone my favorite varietal in general, but if wasn't for the syrup type of texture, I would have liked this more.
Must have Muscat
I liked this! Not as 'cloying' as the typical Moscati or Riesling. It's a good after work wine, ok with food but probably ideal for desserts, when coffee at night is not an option. Maybe do a 'spritzer' with club soda if it's too sweet?