Golden Russet

Sweetness: Demi-sec/off dry
Alcohol Percentage: 8.5% abv
Bottle Volume: 750 ml.

Aroma & Flavor

A delectable aroma of sweet citrus and classic apple. Flavors range from tangerine to floral tartness with a gently tannic finish and slight bittersweet sparkle that leaves your palate clean and refreshed.

Pairings & Serving Suggestions

Delightful as an aperitif, the perfect bottle of bubbly for a toast and a fine complement to scallops, clams, crab and other Pacific Northwest fare. Also a lovely cider to balance spicy foods like jambalaya or Thai noodles.

Production Notes

This cider is a slowly fermented blend of classic russeted apples, grown in the Finnriver orchard and sourced around the region. Russeting on apples is a particular type of skin, slightly rough, usually with a greenish-brown to yellowish-brown color. These apples cannot be judged by their homely exterior! The blend of high acid cider fruit with the gentle bittersweet tannin profile offers a thoughtful combination with layered complexity in the mouth.  The 2017 Golden Russet was fermented with a white wine yeast known for expressing fruity and aromatic acids in the final cider.

Apple Varieties

Made with a blend of traditional ‘russeted’ apples such as Golden Russet (70% of total volume), Claygate Pearmaine, Ashmeade’s Kernel, St. Edmund’s Pippin, Roxbury Russet, Belle de Boskoop and Karmijn de Sonnaville, sourced primarily from Finnriver’s organic orchard, supplemented with fruit from Iron Root Orchard in Okanagan, WA.