A fine looking, clear, golden-colored cider from Oregon’s Finnegan Cider begins with a exuberant thin foam that slowly fades away. Nose in glass reveals sweet apple aromas primarily, with a supporting case of warm apple peals, floral hints and new humidor. Structurally this is an inviting cider that is built on fine grained tannins, soft acidity and lifted by airy effervescence. Flavors are more intense than aromas, with ripe to cooked apple dominating, but a thorough dappling of funky yeast underneath. We detect an herbal note on the finish, all of which makes this an interesting and complex cider. A bare hint of sweetness rounds everything out. This is fine, richly flavored cider.
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