Made from Golden Delicious and Gala apples, this is the true essence of fresh Michigan Apple Cider!
The distinct aromas of Golden Delicious and Gala apples leap from the glass. Crisp acidity and the perfect touch of sweetness make this hard cider perfect until the last drop! It has the perfect amount of crispness with a touch of sweetness that’s so good it’s sinful.
Winery: St. Julian Winery
Owner: David R. Braganini
Location: Paw Paw, MI
In 1921, Italian immigrant Mariano Meconi founded The Meconi Wine Company in Ontario, Canada. After Prohibition’s repeal, Mariano moved to Detroit with the business and renamed it the Italian Wine Company. In 1936 the name was changed again - this time to St. Julian Wine Co. - and was moved to our current location in Paw Paw, MI, which sits in Michigan’s premier grape-growing region; The Lake Michigan Shore Appellation.
St. Julian Wine Co. has been owned and operated by the same family for 4 generations. Our passion for local farms, real Michigan fruit, and the production of quality wine and juice have been upheld for nearly 100 years. This long-term commitment to quality fruit the Lake Michigan Shore has made us and most-awarded winery in Michigan.
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I just want to say thanks in advance for the FedEx guys that have to carry these cases to your house! How big and heavy will these be? I would think it’s 12/case, so either 2 or 4 cases? Or is it 24/case which would be pretty big?
Anyway here in Washington state and Oregon the cider craze has really hit. Wondering how this one compares to some of the Northwest ones? 4% RS seems high (I like pretty dry) but haven’t checked what some of the local ciders are for comparison. (homework?)
@CruelMelody Rev. Nat’s is awesome. I’ve been to the tasting room twice and it’s amazing. Super duper fresh stuff, plus things that never get bottled.
I picked up a bottle of the Tepache from Total Wine a few years back and it was pretty meh. When i had it at the cidery, it was SO much more lively with crisp pineapple instead of just this blah sweetness and cinnamon of the “old” bottle.
I could wax poetic about that place for days. Plus they have a weekly trivia night that we did pretty well in.
@CruelMelody@radiolysis 2nd vote for Rev Nats. A local store had 6-pack cans on clearance and I picked up a bunch of cherry plus some regular (not sure what, but I bought all they had.) Plus, you get lots of stuff to read just like that Dr. Bronners soap (well, maybe not quite as much 'cause the Bronners font is mighty tiny). The best (only) cherry cider I’ve liked with virtually no forward sweet at all.
I love cider, but unfortunately most American ciders are too sweet for me (including these). I’ll cut them sometimes with sparkling water and it’s no biggie, but for a full case I’d like to 2nd a dry or semi-dry cider!
Sorry for the late review but I just had a chance to taste it. Missed the FedEx van yesterday so I rerouted it to my local pickup. When I got it I tossed it into the fridge to chill down. Finally just had to pop it and taste it. Only got it down to 51F so please take this into account.
Taste for me was pretty sweet. TBH it reminded me of Treetop or Mott’s apple juice, no where as dry as some of the other cider’s I’ve had. There was a little initial acid which is then flooded by sweet apples. The finish is a bit lemony? (some type of acid its hard to pick up with the sweetness running rampant) and honey, also it seems to leave a viscosity in the mouth.
I’m not sure if it’d do better even more chilled. As it is I’m not sure this is for me as I think the sweetness is distracting. I think that for those that want a bbq drink that don’t like beer and like sweeter drinks this wouldn’t be a bad choice.
Sorry everyone. I received an email on Tuesday that I would be ratting. However, I was out of town basking in the sun and did not get back until yesterday. Picked up the cherry cider from Kinkos after work then headed to neighbors for a swim and taste. Did not get home until 8 and had to make dinner. Long story short I did not post on time. I truly apologize for failing to perform my duty!