Tried at Capitol Cider tasting event with Bill Bradshaw and 9 WA cideries surrounding Cider Summit Seattle 2015. Part of their “top shelf ciders” along with the Cidermaker’s Reserve, available in pretty 500ml bottles. Made from 11 varieties of perry pears grown in their orchard. They used a French keeving technique, where it is slow fermented with wild yeast for 5 months. On the drier side of semi-sweet. Mild tartness, bitterness, and tannins. Medium bodied. Unique strawberry notes. I would have liked more carbonation, but I imagine my sample may have sat for a bit / not been able to be poured correctly due to the size. Pretty tasty!
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2015