2017 Midnight Delight White Wine Blend Best of Class & Silver Medal in California State Fair 2017 Silver: SF Chronicle
Our 2017 Midnight Delight blends the apple-pear fruit of Chardonnay with the tropical fruit of Muscat in a delightfully drinkable off-dry wine. Goes best with white meat, salad, and friends. We call our blend of Chardonnay and Muscat “Midnight Delight” but others call it “Summer in a Bottle” and “Gorgeous”.
Hand tended, sorted 3 times to ensure grapes are perfect and pure. Estate Produced & Bottled.
This is the perfect transition wine for the sweet wine drinker learning to love more dry wines. The Midnight Delight appeals to the traditionally sweet wine drinker due to its fruit-forward flavors & off-dry characteristic . At the same time, it is only just sweet, along with plenty of acidity to cleanse the palate so the fruit & acidity dance in a refreshing manner, like a classic Riesling. Essentially, this wine delivers the palate that makes Riesling a cult favorite, wrapped in the consumer-friendly brand names of Chardonnay, Muscat & white wine blends. This wine is made to drink casually, whether while cooking dinner or by the pool, with dinner or after dinner."
—Winemaker & Viticulturalist Kevin Luther
Picked cold at night & early morning, destemmed & crushed, left on the skins overnight to extract fruit flavors, pressed next day. Settled in tank, racked & inoculated with aromatic white wine yeast to bring out the maximum flavor expression of the grapes. Stainless steel fermented at 40F to preserve the fruit aromatics & esters. Aged in stainless steel for a long, slow (1 month) fermentation, aged 2 months in stainless then filtered & bottled.
Varietals: 50% Muscat, 50% Chardonnay
Apellation:Chardonnay & Muscat from Clarksburg vineyards
Climate: Continental, warm dry days and cool nights with 50°F temperature shifts
Exposure: River Delta winds
Soil: Deep alluvial mix of clay and sand
Picked (sugar level) Variable, on average: 22.5 Brix
Winery:Wise Villa Winery
Owners: Dr. Grover C. Lee
Location: Lincoln, CA
Since our first vintage was released in 2009, Wise Villa has been a family-owned and operated winery, estate vineyard, and Tuscan-style bistro located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills Wine Appellation of Placer County. Our grapes are meticulously grown using organic and sustainable practices. During harvest, we go a step further by triple sorting and implementing whole berry cold fermentation to retain a balanced wine with natural fresh fruit character.
Nothing at Wise Villa Happens by accident, and the Estate Vineyards are a perfect example. When Dr. Lee decided to plant a vineyard, he searched and researched until he found a location with the perfect micro-climate and soils for the wines of distinction he wanted to create.
With 27 medals won, Wise Villa Winery ranked in the top 3 most awarded medal winners in all of North America by the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Awarded #1 winery in California and Golden state Winery of the year in 2015 which is the highest and most prestigious winery award that can be given by the California State Fair.
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Tempting. I like rounder white wines, things like North by Northwest does, with less acidity but not quite into sweet territory. Chenin blanc style. This sounds like it miiight fit that. Let’s see what the rats say!
Verdict-Got it, it’s got a slightly tart undertone, with a fruitiness that makes it taste sweeter than it is. VERY rich tasting, slightly heavier than the chenin blanc we prefer. Really good, perfect for this kinda wet springtime we’re having here.
@DanNC Yes! Thanks for the research!
“This blend of Muscat and Chardonnay is a feast for the senses. Jasmine, honey and lychee practically explode from the glass before the palate gives lightly sweet and superconcentrated honey, marmalade and apricot flavors. This should be a fantastic picnic wine, and great to pair with mild cheeses and dried meats for an appetizer course.”
Hello CaseMates! Reaching out from Wise Villa here to enjoy the conversations with everyone and answer any questions!
YES- the residual sugar is a very low .78% (less than 1%)!! Honestly, this wine shows tons of GORGEOUS Muscat fruit, bright and crisp and fun Chardonnay, but really is clean and off dry. No hints of cloying or heavy handed winemaking here. In fact, we call it “Sunshine in a Bottle” around here! We’ve poured this wine for absolutely everyone, at all sorts of public tastings and in the tasting room with nothing but good things to say!
It is PERFECT for the upcoming spring/ summer seasons- don’t wait to STOCK UP!! You won’t be disappointed!!
Sorry I’m late…lab rat here: I’ve been drinking this wine all weekend, and despite initial misgivings upon tasting, its been great. Beautiful topaz yellow color, with a strong fruity smell. The initial taste was sweet, kinda hinted at moscato, but quickly faded to a dry chardonnay type finish. It’s not over-overpoweringly sweet, its just the first taste that lingers enough to keep it from being overly dry. I really enjoyed this wine and finished it up last night with a bag of salty buttery popcorn (don’t judge). I don’t personally care for sweet wines but this was a perfect blend of not too sweet, not too dry…it was very drinkable and I’m liking it enough to consider buying…good price point.