Review ny Ashley Serbus of Cellar 621
Photos by Josiah Kopp
This cherry wine is a semisweet 2023 vintage made from Carmine Jewel cherries. They are naturally tart, which lends a full, earthy flavor, reminiscent of homemade cherry pie. In fact, the taste of cherry pie was what inspired me to create this wine. All it is missing is the whipped cream! The best way to enjoy this wine is with dark chocolate and a crackling fireplace.
- Top notes of dried cranberries, cinnamon, and cherries
- a smooth finish with hints of vanilla and cola
Okay… I could barely take notes, I was enjoying this wine so much! It’s just like its name—Cherry, but is also so much more. A pale ruby color in the glass and a nose of dried cranberries, cinnamon, and of course you guessed it, cherries! This wine is medium-bodied with very little tannins and a lot of layers of flavor. The palate has ripe strawberry and blueberry, but also a hint of fig, baked fruits, and cinnamon. There are also notes of vanilla and cola, which hint at oak aging. When I think of what I can compare this wine to, a few things pop in my head; fall in a glass, caramel apple pops, cherry Lifesaver gummies, and an apple or watermelon Jolly Rancher. Even though those are all sweet treats the wine itself has a nice balanced sweetness and acidity. I enjoyed this wine with quite a variety of cheeses! A light cheese like mozzarella or goat all the way to Manchego, Cotswold, and Cheddar. It also pairs nicely with spicy, salty, sweet, or simply on its own. An overall delight!
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