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California Cider Co.

California Cider Co.
2015 Ace BlackJack 21 Cider

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

California Cider Co.
2015 Ace BlackJack 21 Cider

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of pickled apples and carrots, chive, and morning meadow with a tangy, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a complex, medium-long finish evoking accents of grapefruit chutney, delicate herbs and spices, and reduced lemon finish. A expressive, savory cider that will be great at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Spicy & Complex & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: pickled apples and carrots, chive, and morning meadow
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of grapefruit chutney, delicate herbs and spices, and reduced lemon
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Dover Sole with Brown Butter, Veggie Frittata, Baked Ham
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A expressive, savory cider that will be great at the table.

The Producer

California Cider Co.

The Producer
2064 Gravenstein Hwy N, Bldg 4
Sebastopol, CA 95472
USA
1 707-829-1101

French Cider

Beer Glass Pokal Cider.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
French-style ciders range in alcohol from 3-10% and are typically full-bodied with lively carbonation and subtle sweetness. This category includes all French-produced and inspired ciders including Normandy-style ciders. These ciders are often available in larger format bottles enclosed with a cork and cage. French-style ciders are more wine-like than most styles, and can be incredibly complex with lively acidity making them a perfect pair for a wide array of cuisines.