Our Joy Cellars 2017 Merriment is an off-dry white wine blend of 45% Muscat, 35% Thompson, 12% French Colombard and 8% Chardonnay. This wine starts with flower fragrances in the nose like acacia. Then a fruity layer settles in with lemon, peach and apple aromas. A third layer appears toward the end, revealing notes of baked goods such as cupcakes or crème brulée. This is a rich, aromatic wine that brings citrus flavors of lemon and grapefruit in the attack. The balance between fruit and acidity is in perfect harmony. There is a hint of minerality in the mid-palate and a very smooth finish.
The flavors of this wine will pair well with many dishes such as pasta, sweet and sour pork or chicken, crab cakes or shrimp. Try it chilled with the featured recipe: Scallop and Tequila Fettuccine.