Barefoot Moscato, California

As we continue our Wines Under $10 feature this month, I couldn’t help but take the opportunity to source out a Moscato worth chatting about.  Now, while Moscato’s aren’t my go to wine choice for pleasure, I will say that we are seeing more and more mainstream verticals adopt the wine; from club bottle service lists to urban product owners creating their own. I am certain we’ll start to see Moscato rear it’s head, more and more as wine adoption and market share as a whole increases.  For the purpose of our post, today, we’re looking at the Barefoot Moscato, from California.

First, note that I served this Moscato with a soft pecorino cheese blend from Italy, as fuel for a group conversation on this and that.  Upon first pour, the group was compelled by the wines clear, golden and crisp colour.  On the nose, we picked up scents of peach and  apricot, hinting on the expected sweetness of the Moscato.  On the palate, the peach and apricot scents picked up on the nose were extended, but in the mouth, these tastes were coupled with pineapple and lemon. Though it had the expected sweetness of the traditional Moscato, it wasn’t over the top and paired with our pecorino, the mouth combination produced a tasty creamed cheese feel.

While the Barefoot Moscato is not your go to for a main dish pairing, it does serve well after dinner, or as a pairing with a simple cheese plate, and while it is not the kind of wine I would drink standalone, if you were into sweeter wines, this would be a great option.

The Barefook Moscato retails at the LCBO for $9.95

We gave this wine a score of 3/5