Woodbridge Moscato Wine 2012, findingourwaynow.comWhen I received great bottle Woodbridge Moscato Wine from Woodbridge Winery.  I had to laugh because I had been exploring Moscato wines of late.  Included with the wine was a Popsicle kit and a recipe for Melon Mint Wine-sicles.  I love it.  I decided to split the experience into two, a post about the wine and a later post about the recipe using the wine. So let me tell you about the wine and winery.

Woodbridge Moscato Wine by Robert Mondavi

Whenever we hear the name Mondavi we associate it with adjectives such as quality, tradition, culture as well as fine and affordable wine.

Woodbridge Moscato Wine 2012, findingourwaynow.comThe Mondavi legacy started from very humble beginnings. Newlyweds Cesare and Rosa Mondavi moved to Minnesota from northern Italy in the early 1900’s.  Cesare became involved in shipping wine grapes from California for the home winemakers in Minnesota. He noticed that the majority of the grapes were coming from Lodi California. He saw an opportunity, and he moved his family to Lodi to start a family grape shipping business. Robert was just a small boy at the time

From there, Robert’s parents strongly encouraged him to explore the local fledgling wine industry. After graduating from Stanford University and completing a crash course in viticulture at the University of California/Berkeley, Robert proceeded to immerse himself in all aspects of the wine industry.  He ultimately established vineyards and wineries in Napa, Lodi California along with sourcing the best quality grapes from other wine regions around the world.

From that point on Robert Mondavi set out to accomplish his goal, a desire to put great fruit-focused everyday drinking California wines on every table in the US.

Woodbridge Moscato Wine 2012, findingourwaynow.comTo Quote Robert Mondavi:

“I was trying to plant deep into the soil of our young country the same values, traditions, and daily pleasures that my mother and father had brought with them from the hills and valleys of central Italy: good food, good wine, and love of family.”

I think you would agree that he accomplished that and his goal.  Today, the Mondavi name is a highly recognized name in wine.

This is what the winemaker has to say about the Woodbridge Winery Moscato:Woodbridge Moscato Wine  2012, findingourwaynow,com

“The Muscat Grapes for our 2012 Moscato were sourced mainly from the northern region of Coquimbo Chile. Coquimbo has a long history if growing exclusive Muscat grapes for Pisco, the local spirit that is produced, by law, from Muscat Grapes. The valleys run perpendicular to the coast and receive an abundance of morning fog, allowing for slow ripening and a pleasant sugar-acid balance.

With its aromatic floral scents, our 2010 Moscato displays light, sweet flavors with notes of orange marmalade and marzipan. In Italian Moscato’s style is referred to a frizzante, as it has a slight bubbly finish.  Our Moscato pairs nicely alongside cheeses and lightly sweet desserts.  It’s perfect for afternoon sipping with fruit and cheese; including creamy Brie or ripe figs or paired with lightly sweet desserts, such as roasted pears, cider-poached apples, or biscotti. Best served well chilled.”

This Woodbridge Moscato Wine was just as they said, delightfully light and refreshing on a warm afternoon.  I took their advice and had it with an almond biscotti. It was a perfect match with the Woodbridge Moscato Wine 2012.

I mustn’t forget about the Melon–Mint Wine-sicles recipe.  I will be showcasing it in the very near future.  You won’t want to miss out on the fun.

You can find Woodbridge Winery Moscato Wine 2012 on the Woodbridge website, amazon.com, totalwine.com and any good wine purveyor.

Time for a glass…

If you enjoyed reading about these wines check out Cameron Hughes Lot 311Scharffenberger Cellars Brut Excellence and Risata Moscato d’Asti.

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  • Karen Koblan

    I’ve actually never had Moscato wine before. Sounds like something I would like and great for summer get togethers. I’m going to pick up a bottle! Oh and wine-sicles sound devine! My friends would love that!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Karen, Moscato is a sweeter wine with a bit of effervescence. It’s especially good well chilled. If you try this, let me know what you think. :-)

  • Catarina Alexon

    First time I hear about this American wine. From the links in this post I get the impression the winemakers do an excellent job when it comes to marketing.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Catarina, They are masters at marketing their product. It also helps that they product a great product as well. :-)

  • Cheryl Therrien

    I will be interested to see what happens with the wine-sicles.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Cheryl, Me too. I’m making these today so it will be interesting to see how they turn out. :-)

  • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

    I’m with Cheryl. I am curious about how wine freezes! I thought alcohol does not freeze…

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Lorraine, I will be making these today so I’ll let you know. It does look really yummy. :-)

    • Jon Jefferson

      Wines are generally low enough in alcohol that they are mostly water. They work better for ice cream than hard Liquors.

      • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

        You’re about that Jon. Wine will freeze because of the low alcohol content. :-)

      • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

        Oh. Learn something new every day, I do!

  • Julie

    I tried the Risata Moscato and it was awesome so I’ll be trying this one for sure. Thanks for all your awesome wine posts.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      How cool Julie, I am so glad you enjoyed the Risata. You will enjoy the Woodbridge Winery Moscato 2012 just as much. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    Melon and mint Popsicles sound interesting. They are a good flavor match. This gives me an idea for a mint julep recipe.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      It really is. I love the way it works together. Oh and Mint Juleps are the best. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I still kick myself for not touring the Woodbridge winery when I had the chance. Oh well, that just give me another excuse to visit the region again someday.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Indeed it does Jeri and we could tour it together. That would be a great time, don’t you think. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    Yaaaa! Not only is the Woodbridge Moscato available here in Ontario, but I also get to try out a mint wine-sicles. :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      WOO! HOO! that is very cool, Debra. You will LOVE the wine-sicles. :-)

  • Ashley Faulkes

    Sounds like another fantastic wine I can’t taste Susan. Temptation is killing me. But a question: is it super sweet as a Moscato D’asti? I presume not as much.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Ashley, Sorry about that… LOL. It is a great wine. To answer your question; It isn’t as sweet and the Moscato d”Asti.

  • Morgan Decker

    I like to refer to Moscato as the candy wine! It is super sweet, but as you said perfect for a sunny summer day!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Morgan, Nice to see you again :-), I absolutely agree, there is a time and place for a good Moscato. :-)

  • wendy mccance

    I can’t wait to read about these wine pops. Sounds incredibly cool.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Wendy, Cool! They are really fun to make and I loved the taste. :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      It’s a very nice wine for a hot summer day, Wendy. You will LOVE the popsicles. :-)

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  • http://www.garrettspecialties.com/ Arleen Harry

    Boy did you bring back memories. I was born in San Francisco and moved to the east coast over 40 years ago and used to love to go to the Mondavi winery. Loved to go to Napa and for wine tasting. My favorite is Cabernet Sauvignon. There winery is beautiful and a good size.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Arleen, It is a beautiful place. Robert Mondavi (now decease) is celebrating his 100th birthday. I just received a package for that event. In it was a bottle of their reserve Cab and I can’t wait to try it. I so wish you were here to share it. :-)

  • Rebecca Thompson

    I am so waiting for that Popsicle recipe. I will be keeping my eyes open for both your post and the wine.

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