New Year's Eve again and we are celebrating at home with a little cider and a few mini reviews. This is our second year and like last year we started out tonight at 9 PM PST (our time zone) with an Eastcoast Cider... Hopefully as their clocks are striking midnight. Tonight we kicked it all off with Foggy Ridge Cider's First Fruit.
Color: Straw to Gold
Clarity: Very Brilliant
Brightness: Very Vivid
Foggy Ridge's First Fruit Cider has moderate intenisty nose of a very high quality. We detected fresh, herbaceous, earthy almost sweet aromas of over-ripe peaches with floral rose-like overtones deep down.
First Fruit is a clean, simple - yet complex, straight foward cider that starts off sweet, moves toward the acidic and finishes off clean with soft tannins. The flavors are as clean as the aromas. Grapefruit, lots of lemon, and red underripe currant.
Body & Finish
Clean finish, astringent, acidic, crisp, tannic of moderate length. Refreshing medium body is perfect for this cider. Excellent balance.
I left my camera at work too so we'll be putting up with photos from the iPhone.