Spirited Apple Wine
The wholesome apple may surprise you with the sultry side revealed in this sumptuous spirited apple wine, handcrafted on our Olympic Peninsula family farm. After fermenting the fruit, we capture the tantalizing sweetness of the apples by fortifying with custom-distilled apple brandy and aging with oak. May this bottle of Finnriver Spirited Apple Wine bring you warmth and good cheer. Alcohol content 18.5%
Jameson Fink's Tasting Notes:
Ah, my trusted winter companion during the January I spent living and volunteering at Finnriver Farm. This wine reminds me a lot of white Port. It has similar potency, just not made from grapes. I actually find it to be quite dry, but there is a touch of sweetness. And, like white Port, totally underrated when it comes to summer refreshment. Sure, sip on a small glass in winter in front of the fire, or in a cabin on an Olympic Peninsula organic family farm. But when it comes to summer fill a tall glass with ice, add a couple shots of Spirited Apple Wine, top with club soda, a squeeze of lime to finish. (You could even experiment with adding some mint or basil, too.)
Tasting notes written by Seattle writer Jameson Fink during an arduous spring afternoon on the farm, sipping cider and listening to the cows low. Nominated for a 2013 Saveur Best Food Blog Award, you can keep up with what's in his glass at jamesonfink.com.
Photo credit Jameson Fink