Rock Stream Dry Cayuga White
Maker: Rock Stream Vineyards, Rock Stream, New York
Grape: Cayuga (hybrid)
Region: Seneca Lake AVA (Finger Lakes)
Picked this wine up on our trip to the Finger Lakes in the summer of 2009. I don’t really remember much about this particular winery. It was one of the last ones we visited. If I recall correctly they had a number of pretty good dessert wines. We purchased a late harvest Traminette, that was pretty good.
Color: Very light. Very pale gold. A bit lively, too.
Nose: Dry but fruity. Melon, pear.
On the Palate: Dry but tart and crisp. Grapefruit, Pineapple.
Finish: Tart. Lingers in the cheeks for a long time.
Parting Words: I don’t remember how much this wine cost, but it comes off as kind of a poor man’s NZ Sauvignon Blanc. It’s pretty good, really, but not anything that is going to change my life. It would go well with seafood or herbal chicken dishes, I think. Nice table wine.