Malvasia

Cost: $35.95 (Clearance price $28.80)
Grape Variety: Malvasia
Category: White Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintage
Country: United States
Region: Santa Ynez Valley
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Palmina Winery
Alcohol: 13% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Medium straw in colour with an intense floral nose.

Can’t miss wine that one must try. So easy to drink that one can drink 2 bottles in one sitting and not realize it.

Positives: A perfect summer sipper featuring Ylang Ylang, lychee, peach, anise, lemon, orange, pink grapefruit and fennel on the finish. Medium body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None.

Interesting Notes: A cross between Viognier, Muscat and Gewürztraminer. Malvasia is predominantly grown in Italy, but this rare find in California is a gem.

Drink now on or over the next 2 years on its own or pair it with Cayman style Wahoo Ceviche.

Tasted: 11 May 13

Top Pick

Score: 9+/10, Value: 8.5/10 (Clearance price 9/10) Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

LCBO: 289157

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