AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
adamjackson (856) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – DEC 8, 2012
Thanks Adam for sending me this. Enjoyed on my GF’s birthday on a day of many whalez. White wine glass and served at 55 Degrees F.
A – Cork pop was minimal, absolutely still on the pour with a tiny and almost unnoticeable line of white bubbles around the edge of the glass. Looks like fresh squeezed blackberry juice.
S – Nose is a minor band-aid aroma with rodenbach flanders red nose. Just a hint of cider vinegar and cherries. Blackberry and blueberry but maybe I’m just smelling things that aren’t there. The last two are probably just in my head.
T – Lacto tartness in the middle, up front is cherries and raspberries with a hint of watermelon. Very “juicy” and sweet. The finish is an acidic vinegar note that contains the glorious grape skins and earthiness you’d get while swishing around a Pinot Grigio. Fruity, tart, sour, vinegar, funky and sweet.
M – Light body and almost no carbonation. Flat, dry and almost an apple cider texture of slick, dry and coyingly sweet. Wish it had a bit more carbonation
O – How does it fair against other wilds? There’s no dominant vinegar that overpowers everything which, for an American Wild is a nice surprise. The fruit balance is exquisite and it was blended in a pleasant way. Not in line with the hype but still an enjoyable wild.