Full Review

Oran Mor

Oran Mor
Pooka’s Ride Rainier Cherry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.9% RS: 2.08%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Oran Mor
Pooka’s Ride Rainier Cherry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.9% RS: 2.08%
Minutely hazy topaz color. Interesting aromas and flavors of new leather stool, smoked potatoes and nuts, spiced grilled oranges, and shoe polish with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length finish evoking nuances of green apple skin, grilled blood orange, and leather book finish. An interesting, lightly orangey mead that drinks a bit like a sangria.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: new leather stool, smoked potatoes and nuts, spiced grilled oranges, and shoe polish
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of green apple skin, grilled blood orange, and leather book
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Country Paté, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting, lightly orangey mead that drinks a bit like a sangria.

The Producer

Oran Mor Artisan Mead

The Producer
305 Melrose Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97471
928-600-8138

Melomel

Melomel is a traditional mead to which fruit has been added. The fruit character is the driver here, and whether dry or sweet should be very evident. Key here is a natural, ‘off-the-vine’ evocation rather than any suggestion of artificial flavorings.