The 2014 Florencia Muscat is a departure from previous vintages, expressing a refreshing quality that belies its Napa origins and mimics a more Alsatian style. Oddly, its residual sugar is similar to that of previous vintages, but its sweetness is tamped by its crisp acid expression.
The dry summer of 2013 contributed to the lively, intense character of this Muscat. Peaches and essence of mango prevail in the aromas, with a creamy texture on the palate.
Aroma-wise, the 2012 Florencia Muscat is the doppelgänger of its pre-fermented grapes; close your eyes and sniff, and you could be walking the vineyard rows in the early morning,
This pale straw-colored Muscat is a celebration of lilies, candied lemon peel and ripe peach aromas.
The cooler weather of 2010 enlivened this Muscat with a crisp, light body and a sweet-yet-bright finish. The aromas hint delicately at beeswax, ripe kiwi and white pepper.
The weightiness of the 2009 vintage belies its low alcohol and refreshing finish. With only 13 percent alcohol and 7 percent sugar, this Muscat enlivens the end of an extravagant meal with concentrated aromas of beeswax, pineapple and lychees.
The long, even summer of 2007 resulted in an overtly tropical Muscat. This vintage offers aromas of ripe passion fruit and juicy mangos.
The 2006 vintage layers a distinctly Muscat (and musky) perfume base with nectarine and elderflower, resulting in a highly aromatic wine with a zesty finish capable of uplifting the end of a meal with a delightful finale.
This year saw the Muscat sourced from the warm, sunny high plain of Pope Valley in Napa Valley, which promotes ripe fruit with higher sugar content.
The deft touch of winemaker Tina Mitchell highlights the refreshing aromatic character of this lightly sweet Muscat. Aromas of ripe yellow peaches, honey and a musky base of perfume entice the drinker to dive in.
The Palmaz Vineyards 2003 Muscat Canelli draws its inspiration from France. Dry, with a crisp acidity, this barrel-fermented Muscat is most similar to the dry vendange tardives of the Haute Rhine.
This charming experimental wine was one-year test-produced by interim winemaker Richard Mansfield; it marked our first foray into crafting aromatic white wines.