A number of grape varieties fall into the Muscat family, the most famous of which are Muscat Canelli, Muscat of Alexandria, Orange Muscat, Early Muscat and Black Muscat.
In the Northwest, most Muscat comes from Washington and Oregon. It’s produces a white, off-dry to ultra-sweet wine with wildly fruity aromas and soft, delicate flavors. It’s perfect for brunches, picnics and as a summer afternoon sipper.
This story was originally published June 16, 2012 4:46 PM.