2014 Eve’s Cidery Beckhorn Hollow Sparkling Dry Cider

EvesBeckhorn1Starting with a large foam, this dry sparkling cider settles into a beautiful gold liquid housing its ever-ready medium bubbles. The nose is all about a bright appley ripeness. Not over ripe. Happy ripe. Additionally its hard to miss the distinctly sweet floral, almost honeysuckle notes in the nose. No barnyard. No funk. No earth on the nose. This is happy apple cider on the nose. Structurally, the Beckhorn Hollow is a near equal parts of tannin, acid and sparkle. It is dry…100% dry. And no alcohol heat hits the palate, but rather waits until hitting the belly. Please take note of the acid and tannin balance when you taste this. It is testament to the hand of master apple blenders. Finally, the flavors here Speak to both ripe and tart apple, orange zest, quinine, and the barest hint of nutty dirt. It’s really quite an accomplishment. Most interesting is the extraordinarily juicy character that is left on the palate. Another gorgeous cider from Eve’s. Beckhorn Hollow is the name of the road (and presumably the area) where Eve’s Cidery resides near the Finger Lakes region in New York.

Alcohol: 8.5%
Source: Eve's Cidery Estate Orchards
Fruit: Golden Russet, Wealthy, Wixson, Cox Orange Pippin, Northern Spy, Manchurian Crab, Spigold, Idared
Price: $15.99 / 750ml.
Rating: 4.5\ stars

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