Full Review

Cardinal Hollow Winery

Cardinal Hollow Winery
Raspberry Mead, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Fish

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 6.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23.58

Cardinal Hollow Winery
Raspberry Mead, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Fish

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 6.5%
Light burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of dried sour cherries and berries, conditioned leather, and sautéed nuts with a supple, tangy, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, intriguing, crisp finish displaying shades of raspberry preserves and honeyed nuts finish. An intriguing fruity mead with nice dry Sherry-like notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried sour cherries and berries, conditioned leather, and sautéed nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of raspberry preserves and honeyed nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food, in cocktails and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Pepper Steak, Chocolate Mousse, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing fruity mead with nice dry Sherry-like notes.

The Producer

Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery

The Producer
720 W Prospect Ave
North Wales, PA 19454
USA
1 215-801-2227

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.