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Kaneb Orchards

Kaneb Orchards
Raquette River Cider

Pair this cider with:
Chicken

Category: Sparkling Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
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Kaneb Orchards
Raquette River Cider

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Sparkling Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Straw green white gold color. Aromas of heirloom apple, pastry dough, honeydew melon, and hazelnut biscotti with a round, bright, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long honey-drizzled dried pears finish. A dry, crisp, champagne-like cider.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: heirloom apple, pastry dough, honeydew melon, and hazelnut biscotti
Taste Flavor: honey-drizzled dried pears
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, crisp, champagne-like cider

The Producer

Kaneb Orchards

The Producer
182 Highland Road
Massena, NY 13662
USA
1 315-769-2880

Sparkling Cider

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling cider is cider, a beverage made from apples, that has been carbonated. While most are inexpensive, non-alcoholic products that have had gas injected into a tank to provide the effervescence, there are some artisan offerings that are produced much like the finest sparkling wines, with secondary fermentation in the bottle; these examples have as much as 8% alcohol content.

The non-alcoholic versions is great for a picnic or barbecue or simply a refreshing drink on a hot summer's day, while the alcoholic version should be served with shellfish, chicken salads or fusion cuisine; they can also be used to make a Kir Royale. They come if varying degrees of sweetness, sometimes denoted by the Champagne conventions of Brut or Extra-Dry.

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