'THE ELDER TREE' CIDER

HERITAGE STYLE CIDER • BONE DRY • UNFILTERED • 7.5% Alc. by Vol. 

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TASTING NOTES:

Elder Tree is an homage to the rich apple heritage of Sebastopol and the dry-farmed, heirloom apple varieties grown at Devoto Orchards, located on Gold Ridge just west of Sebastopol. This cider is curated from a blend of dark-skinned, late-harvest apple varieties including Arkansas Black, Kingston Black and Black Twig. The overall bouquet is rich with aromas of mature apple skin and brandy. On the palate it is full-bodied, with a heightened tannin profile that provides a hearty mouthfeel. The barrel aging, elevated alcohol content and structured dryness balance the size of the body to provide a long, velvety finish.

FOOD PAIRINGS:

SAVORY: Hummus dip, Mushroom Strogonoff, Shepherd's Pie, Leg of Lamb Pilaf, Steak

SWEET: Oatmeal Cookies, Bohemian Creamery (Sebastopol) Cowabunga Cheese