Smells of leather and tart fruit, hay bales and wine. Roving acids carry notes of sweet pear and caramel. Strikingly sharp, creamy texture and long in the finish.
This vintage is a significant deviation from previous years in that the blueberry harvest was much smaller- the blueberry wine component is tiny. With the lack of fruity acidity, the barrel aged crab apples are so intriguing. We chose to show off the tannins and the oak by bottle conditioning the cider- thereby serving it brut, bubbly, and direct. Not a sweet and intense cider this year but a dry and thoughtful expose’ of Center Valley terrior.