This isn’t one of the old standards when it comes to ice cream flavors but surprisingly it is very good. We got the chance to enjoy this special treat on the lake shore in Geneva N.Y. Like any wine list we were offered the choice of red or white with red consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Zinfandel while the white options were Chardonnay and Chablis. We tried the Cab, Merlot and Chardonnay and found them all very flavorful because the character of the wine was prominent in the taste palate of all the selected ice creams. These ice creams are made with real wine and have an alcohol content listed for each which makes them only available to persons of legal drinking age. I think it is funny that the possibility exists that someone could be carded when buying an ice cream cone. I look forward to my next trip down Rte 14 so I can try a big piece of grape pie and a wine slushie.
I have just finished another enjoyable white wine from the New York Finger Lakes Region. Swedish Hill Vineyards in Romulus produced my latest subject for review and it is Cayuga White 2010. This wine is a light bodied semi dry that is crisp with aromas of apple and floral notes. I think this wine would be a perfect choice for a picnic on a warm summer day. Imagine reaching into a cooler and pulling out a bottle of Cayuga White and pouring a glass while sitting under a large oak tree in a lush meadow. These were probably the same images that the researchers at Cornell University had in mind when they developed the Cayuga White grape for the Finger Lakes Region. What they were thinking is open to debate but what is not in doubt is that they did an excellent job at the NYS Agricultural Station in Geneva, NY when they perfected this variety of wine grape. All I have to say is “Job well done and Thank You”