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WildCraft Cider Works

WildCraft Cider Works
Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Cherry Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
2017 Best Cider, 2017 Best Specialty Cider

WildCraft Cider Works
Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Cherry Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
Bright red oak color. Aromas of cherry preserves, pinot noir, floral yeast, and rose hip and rose petal with a slightly chewy, crisp, effervescent, dry light body and a complex, medium-long taro custard, cherry skin, coffee cake, and herbal lozenge finish. A dry, sophisticated cider with fine interplay of fruit and wood.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: cherry preserves, pinot noir, floral yeast, and rose hip and rose petal
Taste Flavor: taro custard, cherry skin, coffee cake, and herbal lozenge
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Mushrooms With Shallots and Herbs, Chicken Kebobs, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, sophisticated cider with fine interplay of fruit and wood.

The Producer

Wildcraft Ciderworks

The Producer
390 Lincoln St.
Eugene, OR 97401
USA
1 541-501-7031

Specialty Cider

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Serve in a Pokal
Specialty ciders include all ciders that do not fit neatly into other categories. These ciders may be barrel-aged, dry-hopped, spiced, made with single or heirloom apple varietals, fermented with an exotic or wild yeast strain, or any combination of these techniques. Ciders in this category have a diverse set of flavors, aromas and alcohol content. Most specialty ciders have seasonal or limited availability, but are becoming more readily available year-round as the category grows in popularity.

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