This nonvintage, Bordeaux-style blend is predominately grapes from the 2012 harvest, with a small addition of 2011 to add balance. The nose is spice-driven, with tart currant and green peppercorn pervading. The palate shows a bit more ripeness, offering tart plum and blackberry up front, but leads to a slightly green and astringent finish.
Formerly working in the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York, Peartree's passion for terroir-expressive products, which spans from wine to cider and tea, is only rivaled by his love of canoeing and hiking. He prefers to focus on wines from Virginia, Michigan, Texas and other smaller U.S. regions, as well as domestic and international cider.