I don’t think anything will beat out Red Silks Rose but this is close! — 23 days ago
Not a super sweet Catawba — 6 months ago
It has a lovely rose color and is delightfully balanced between sweet and tart. Pink Catawba has the perfect blend of light, crisp mild berry, fresh fruit flavor. — 10 months ago
A nice, light, summery wine with a dry finish. Can definitely taste the peach and strawberry notes! — 5 months ago
bottle 3 of 5 for the MLK weekend 2019!! found this in the Support Local Missouri section of my liquor store so i had to try! it was yummy for my undeveloped pállate — 8 months ago
The first European grapes were planted in what is now the U.S. in the 1600s, where Spanish missionaries in New Mexico needed sacramental wine. But Phylloxera was ever-present near the eastern population centers, so the earliest American wine industries were built on hybrid grapes. Cincinnati's sparkling Catawba was America's first cult wine, followed by cultivars like Norton, Isabella, and Concord in Missouri and Virginia. The sleeping giant began to awaken in the 1850s, when Agoston Haraszthy began importing high-quality vine material to California.
It all came crashing down with Prohibition in 1920. Not only were vineyards ripped up and knowledge lost, but the American palate became soft and sweet. Low-quality fortified wine from whatever grapes were available became the standard of the American wine industry.
Things began to shift in the 1960s. Robert Mondavi brought dry table wine, varietally labeled, back to the forefront. Boutique producers like Ridge began to creep toward European quality standards. The 1976 Judgement of Paris blind tasting, a sweeping victory for the Americans, proved that the New World wine was here to stay.
(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû's Wines 'History of Wine 1453AD-Present' seminar, where this wine was poured) — 6 months ago
Might be my new favorite. Tastes like concord meets Catawba. — 9 months ago
Excellent. Light acidity, citrus notes — 10 months ago