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Sky River Meadery

Sky River Meadery
NV Solas Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 14%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26

Sky River Meadery
NV Solas Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 14%
Yellow straw color. Fruity, attractive, tropical, confected aromas and flavors of coconut papaya compote, frosted pineapple cake, and candied cherries with a supple, bright, off-dry medium body and an even, subtle, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of coconut milk, rum raisin cake, and nougat finish. A delicious and fun off-dry mead that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: coconut papaya compote, frosted pineapple cake, and candied cherries
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of coconut milk, rum raisin cake, and nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Flan, Coconut Crusted Shrimp , Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and fun off-dry mead that is sure to please.

The Producer

Sky River Meadery

The Producer
32533 Cascade View Drive
Sultan, WA 98294
USA
1 360-793-6761

Their Portfolio

Traditional Mead

Traditional meads should incorporate only honey as a fermentable ingredient, along with water and of course yeast. They can range in character from dry to semi-sweet to sweet, and may be sparkling or still. While not necessarily “traditional”, they may also be fortified and/or barrel-aged. Whether the honey used is a single varietal or a mixture, it is important for a successful traditional mead to evidence the floral nature of the honey; indeed, it should be the defining characteristic. Some acidity is often desired to balance sweetness, but this is not necessary. Lighter versions may be analogous to white wines of corresponding sweetness/dryness, but should present distinctly honeyed emphasis.