Robert Hall Paso Robles Margaret’s Vineyard Orange Muscat 2006
A lighter version of dessert wine that is perfect with fresh raspberries.  With only 4.3% RS and a light mouthfeel, this wine could do double duty with spicy prawns in a Thai curry sauce that featured some sweet coconut milk. Hand harvested, whole cluster pressed, fermented 50/50 in tank and barrel, then aged a short time in tank with battonage. Don Brady winemaker 13.2% $10.99 at Bottle Barn Robert Hall 

Mas Amiel Maury Vintage 2004
My notes back to the 1999 vintage show a consistent integration rather than overtness of alcohol – this wine is a great destination for some lucky Grenache grapes in Roussillon. A natural for chocolate dessert. The only disappointment is that this wine has gone up $10 per bottle since my friend Philippe turned me on to it. Mis in Maury 16% $27.99 at Bottle Barn

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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