Villa Jolanda Moscato & Pineapple
Price: $ 9.99
I was meandering around my favorite Italian Deli, which also happens to have a decent selection of wine, and noticed hat they had Villa Jolanda Moscato for $9.99. That was less than what I bought it for previously. However, on closer inspection, I realized that the Moscatos came in coconut, strawberry, and pineapple flavors.
I was instantly skeptical. I prefer my wine gimmick-free. Another customer noticed my hesitation and told me how much she liked the flavored Moscatos. I reluctantly chose the Moscato & Pineapple. I figured it couldn’t be that bad.
This wine is a pale yellow in color with fine bubbles. One immediately gets the pineapple on the nose. On the palate, the wine is sweet with notes of pineapple candy. I paired it with buffalo chicken thighs, so the sweetness was welcome. Although, after a glass, the wine did become cloying.
The takeaway: I probably won’t be buying this again. It was way too sweet for me. However, I can imagine that someone who is a fan of White Zinfandel (ptooie!!!) would like it.