A new cider from Sonoma County’s trailblazing Tilted Shed Ciderworks, this effervescent cider is produced from Heirloom apples grown in two different years. The blend of apples consists of Gravenstein, Rhode Island Greening, Transcendent Grab, Nehou and other varieties. Light gold in color with tiny to small bubbles actively rising, the Topwork is fine to look at. The nose is pure ripe apple, clean as a whistle. A hint of asian spice shows up around the edge. The flavors of this dry cider are much more complex than the nose. Ripe, aged apple floods the palate and carries with it a note of wood and funk along with a can’t-miss hint of rosemary. The flavors are lasting. What’s particularly notable is the structure. Big, velvety tannins and prickly acid build a substantial carriage for this cider, making it—as with so many Tilted Shed bottlings—a great food pairing cider. Beautiful cider.
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