Catawba, not really a romantic grape

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's really interesting in tasting some of the grape varieties that were planted in the Americas, and that's because of their somewhat "primal" flavor.  They can appear musky, gamey, or otherwise as some would say, "foxy."

Well, Catawba is no different in this, and it has a very upbeat tang to it, but I have not yet had one that has been tamed the right way.  I just happened upon it in a wine from Iowa from the Summerset Winery called Harvest White.  It reminds me of so many May wines that I have had in the past.

However, for the life of me, I cannot ever see this grape being the main component of wine that win over a women's heart.  So, that's really a challenge for someone to ship me something that's somewhat different, and yet beguiling to to the tongue.

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