A dense core of dark fruit is nuanced by shades of cocoa and coffee on the nose. The palate shows a pleasant grip of tannin, but overall the feel is soft with rich black fruit and integrated toasty oak. Cocoa-dusted cranberry skins mark the 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.