Moscoto has become America's trendiest wine, recording sales that have doubled over the last few years. Now, don't get confused, Moscato, Muscatel, Muscat Blanc, and Muscat Canelli are all the same Muscat grape.
The Muscat variety is one of this planet’s most ancient cultivated grapes. It was being grown and made into wine in the Mediterranean region when Plato and Aristotle were still in kids-sized togas, and Alexander the Great was only Alexander the Kinda Okay. It's also the only grape that doubles as a tableside grape, making it enjoyable both juiced and in fruit form.
Casella Family Yellow Tail NV Moscato from Yenda Austrailia $8
Spritzy, smooth and lush with spice and ripe peach; long. 90 Points
Michele Chiarlo 2014 Nivole Moscato from Moscato d'Asti Italy $15
Foamy and sweet with smooth ripe apple and apricot; juicy, fresh and tangy with bright acidity and good balance. 92 Points
Elvio Cogno 2014 Moscato from Moscato d'Asti Italy $24
Foamy, crisp and fresh with sweet spicy fruit and smooth juicy fruit; lush and balanced 90 Points