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Price: $8.00 per bottle

Description: The pleasing floral bouquet and a bounty of ripe fruit flavors introduce you to this Catawba and Cayuga blend. Taste the fruit - strawberries, cherries, peaches - everything you could ask for in a blush. Serve this semi-sweet treat very cold or over ice.

Varietal Definition
This was perhaps the earliest discovered native American grape, growing wild in Ohio and New York valleys, but it has since been surpassed by the Concord as the most widely planted native East Coast grape varietal. It primarily is used to make off-dry or sweet red wines, with a pronounced foxy (a unique aroma/flavor profile variously described as wild and musky) labrusca flavor. A number of producers also utilize this grape to make sparkling wine.
A hybrid cross between the Johannisberg Riesling and Seyval Blanc grapes. Makes a fruity white wine of mild intensity somewhat similar to Aurore. Widely grown in the Finger Lakes region of New York State and other cool regions of North America.


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