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Humble Bee Vineyards

Humble Bee Vineyards
NV Pumpkin Harvest Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Turkey

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.4% RS: 6%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Humble Bee Vineyards
NV Pumpkin Harvest Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Turkey

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.4% RS: 6%
Medium bright gold color. Interesting, spicy aromas and flavors of pumpkin tart, spiced rhubarb and cranberry, delicate floral incense, and pencil eraser with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and an even, interesting, medium-length finish that presents notes of spiced simple syrup finish. A nice pumpkin spice flavored mead.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: pumpkin tart, spiced rhubarb and cranberry, delicate floral incense, and pencil eraser
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced simple syrup
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice pumpkin spice flavored mead.

The Producer

Humble Bee Vineyards

The Producer
13000 Athens Ave, C230
Lakewood, OH 44107
USA
1 440-728-7939

Metheglin

Metheglin is a traditional mead to which a mixture of spices and/or spices have been added. It is interesting to note that the word ‘medicine’ is derived from the word ‘metheglin’. While the honey character in both aroma & palate can be variable, the primary emphasis in this style is how well the spices and/or herbs are integrated into the beverage – they should not overwhelm the honey characteristics, but should be featured. A synergy of the individual ingredients is ideal.