By Kori ~ February 10th, 2011.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2010 Jacob’s Creek Classic Moscato from South Eastern Australia.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$15
- Must be widely available
Johann Gramp, a Bavarian immigrant, planted the first commercial vineyard in Australia’s Barossa Valley on the banks of Jacob’s Creek in 1847. In the early 1900’s, the company was registered as G. Gramp & Sons and the Orlando Wines trademark was established. In 1976, Orlando Wines officially launched the Jacob’s Creek brand. Bernard Hickin went to work for Orlando Wines that same year; he was promoted to Chief Winemaker in 2006. This 2010 Moscato is part of the Jacob’s Creek Classic Range of wines. Its semi-sparkling (or frizzante) style makes it a great wine to enjoy as an aperitif or with dessert. It also pairs nicely with popcorn, which makes it a fun option for a stay-at-home movie night.
“Attractive tropical and white peach aromas with undertones of honeysuckle and lemon. Light and refreshing on the palate. The delicate ‘frizzante’ style has a balance of zesty acidity and soft fruit sweetness.” –Jacob’s Creek
2010 Jacob’s Creek Classic Moscato (South Eastern Australia, Australia): Very pale straw yellow with slight green tinges. Nice nose with fresh cut grass and tropical fruit aromas. Tropical fruits, passion fruit, mango, and floral notes come through on the palate. Semi-sparkling and medium sweet. Light to medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a long, refreshing finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $8; Available elsewhere, $5 to $7
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Australian Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Moscato/Muscat, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25