Monday, August 25, 2014

Modest Monday - Wines Under $10: Sutter Home Pink Moscato
Sutter Home Pink Moscato

Last summer I ventured into the cheap and pink category with Beringer's White Zin. Today I bring you Sutter Home's Pink Moscato. It was only $6.99 at my neighborhood grocery, so decided to give it the old college try. In fact, this is exactly the sort of thing I drank in college...

Review: The Pink Moscato is certainly pink! However, it smells nothing like Muscat -- a highly aromatic grape with floral, honey, and "grapey" notes. Instead I'm getting light candied berries and that's about it. On the palate it is definitely sweet. It's missing acidity that would keep it refeshing, making for a flabby wine. The flavor is sort of like cherry Sucrets.

I know this isn't a flattering review. But I've got to say this isn't terrible. If it were ICE cold, this would go down like water. Sutter Home specializes in mass produced, hyper-drinkable wines. This is most certianly that. Their parent company, Trinchero, say "Sutter Home is America's favorite wine, offering outstanding value from some of California's best wine-growing regions." In order to make this one, though, they sourced grapes from Argentina.

Bottom Line:  Much like the Beringer White Zin, this is more Kool Aid than wine. Drink it on down, America. Over ice while you're tubing down the river...

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: Non Vintage
  • PLACE: Argentina
  • GRAPE: Muscat
  • BOOZE: 10.0%
  • CELLAR: Drink now

Where did I get it?  Harris Teeter

What's the damage?   Low Price

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