Nassau Valley Vineyards Cape Rose NV
A pink blend of Cayuga and Chancellor, named for Cape Henlopen, from a winery just outside Lewes, Delaware that claims to be the first and only in the State. The new winemaker is a friendly young native-Missouran, and vinifera and hybrid grapes for the total 3500 case (IIRC) production are both estate grown and sourced from other regional growers. Given his background, the winemaker hopes at some point to add a Cynthiana (aka Norton) to the lineup. A distribution deal is close to happening, he says, so my fellow mid-Atlantickers may have a shot at seeing these wines.
Ultra-clear, copper-tinted pale red. Attractive nose of pink grapefruit, apple skin, and roses. Medium bodied, it hints at sweetness on the attack, but stays dry. Strawberry preserve flavors with hints of red hard candy, and some unappealing chalk and vinyl notes on the finish. $11. Alcohol content not cited on the label (I looked and looked and looked).
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