Another installation for our Terroir series is coming this release and it could be the most deceiving one yet. Terroir: Cabernet Sauvignon has a big, beautiful, Cabernet fruit character that dominates the glass unlike any hybrid we’ve done. We can’t wait to pour glasses of this in our tasting room and see the reaction on peoples faces when they are reassured, yes, this is beer.
This deep garnet-colored ale underwent it’s second fermentation on 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Alder Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Sitting atop our golden sour base is a rich, jammy, Cabernet grape flavor exhibiting firm tannins from the grape skin ferment. After about a year co-fermenting in neutral French oak barrels, this luscious beer/wine hybrid finally separated from the grapes and was blended and bottled just in time for our August release.
Terroir: Cabernet Sauvignon pours a velvety ruby, magenta color with a tamed carbonation. As any wine aficionado will tell you, Cabernet and oak go hand in hand. In addition to having a softening effect on the grape's naturally high tannins, the unique wood flavors of vanilla and spice from the barrels complement the natural grape flavors of berries, black currant and tobacco. This beer is a fascinating and delicious beverage that is sure to have you coming back for more.