For more than 100 years, Beaulieu Vineyard has been setting the standard for rich, classic Napa Valley wines. Our legacy honors the marriage between state-of-the-art technology and gentle, traditional winemaking methods, a combination that enhances the expression of our remarkable vineyard terroir. Inspired by “the Maestro” himself, famed Beaulieu Vineyard Winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, these limited production wines allow us to experiment with unique varietals, vineyard lots and blends.
The Muscat de Beaulieu is very Sauternes-like in style offering beautiful high-tone expressive perfumed aromas of jasmine, orange blossom, ripe peach, honey and mandarin oranges. The intriguing bouquet leads to a mouthwatering palate filled with citrus, peach, honey, vanilla creme and almond flavors. The viscous palate is delicate and very well balanced, supported by refreshing vibrant acidity that leaves a lingering, flavorful finish
The majority of the Muscat used in this wine comes from grapes grown in the historic Beaulieu Vineyard Ranch 12 vineyards. BV Ranch 12, located in Calistoga, experiences dramatic diurnal temperature swings with hot days and very cool evening. There is a wide range of soil types in this vineyard and its home to Beaulieu’s most diverse set of vine plantings including Touriga, Tempranillio, Charbono, Marsanne and many more. Additional grapes were sourced from partner growers in the Central Coast of California.
This is a fortified wine made by using a Solera aging system, often common in the production of Spanish Sherry’s and Portuguese Ports. This is a system of producing fortified wines by rotating wine through a series of casks. Based on the maturity levels of several wines and ranging from the oldest to the most recently produced, the process consists of drawing off one quarter to one third of the oldest wine for bottling. For this Muscat, younger vintages were used to top the older vintages, created a blended non-vintage wine that is truly unique to the composition produced each year. This Muscat is a blend of wines dating back to 1987.
|Oak Treatment||100% Stainless Steel|
|Blend||100% Muscat Canelli|