There's a nice concentration of black-bramble fruit on the nose, with appealing notes of green peppercorn and anise. The moderately-full palate is tight, tannic and needs time in the glass to release the brooding black berry and plum flavors. A lift of menthol on the finish adds some levity.
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.