Producer: Osmote Wines
Region: Finger Lakes
Blend: 100% cayuga
ABV: 9.3%
Price: $20*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Osmote Wine 2019 Cayuga Pet-Nat

88 points

Lemony on the nose, this low-alcohol (9.3% abv) method ancestrale speaker made from 100% Cayuga White (a Cornell-based hybrid) also shows sweet green apple aromas and some subtle yeasty fermentation notes.

That green apple steps forward on the focused, super-fresh palate, almost in a Jolly Rancher sort of way, with soft carbonation brisk, piercing acidity and a citrus pith feel on the end of a medium-length finish. As it warms just a bit (it's so easy to drink that your bottle may note get that chance) some sweet citrus and pear notes peek through all that green apple.

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

1 Comment

  1. Cayuga White makes some interesting wines. I have been making it for about 40 years now. Our Cool Breeze sells out the door, as fast as we pour it.

    Floyd W. Oslin
    Rivah Vineyards At The Grove
    Kinsale, VA

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