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NV Greenvale Vineyards White Blends or Varietals "Skipping Stone White" (4/17)

Winery: Greenvale Vineyards

Vintage: NV

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Skipping Stone White" (4/17)

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 90% Cayuga & 10% Vidal Blanc

Region: Rhode Island

State or country: RI

Price: $15

Cases produced: 950

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: April 1, 2017

Wine Review: This almost clear colored value wine opens with a floral and fragrant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is mildly sweet, nicely balanced and refreshing. The flavor profile is a ripe apple with notes of pineapple. I also picked up hints of lemon verbena and minerality as well. The finish remains slightly sweet. My sister Lori would love this wine. I would pair it with Macaroon cookies. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our Skipping Stone White is a blend of 90% Cayuga and 10% Vidal Blanc. Very light in color, the wine is aromatic with a bright, crisp, floral nose. Delicious and refreshing on the palate. Slightly off dry with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity. This wine is great by itself, with cheese, a simple meal and is also sensational with spicy foods. Fermented in stainless steel.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Greenvale Skipping Stone White.

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