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California Cider Co.

California Cider Co.
2015 Ace Blackjack 21 French Cider, Gravenstein Apple

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

California Cider Co.
2015 Ace Blackjack 21 French Cider, Gravenstein Apple

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Bright old gold color. Aromas and flavors of spiced and pickled apples, tomato chutney, lipstick kisses, and apple cereal with a silky, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, nuanced, long finish displaying elements of spiced peach, reduced orange, and grass finish. A highly evocative and sensual French cider.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: spiced and pickled apples, tomato chutney, lipstick kisses, and apple cereal
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of spiced peach, reduced orange, and grass
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Acorn Squash Soup, Pumpkin Ravioli, Baked Ham
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A highly evocative and sensual French cider.

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.