Monday, February 1, 2010

Fruit Wine

I will be the first to admit, I tend to shy away from fruit wine.  Wine made with apples, pears, cherries, etc.  In keeping an open mind, I recently had the opportunity to taste wine from Brookview Station Winery.  Brookview Station is located just outside Albany, NY in Castleton.  They make wine from fruit from their orchards.

All their fruit wine is processed in their cider press and aged in stainless steel tanks.

I'll begin with the Whistle Stop White.  This is a semi sweet Apple Wine.  We know I'm not much for sweet wines, but this wine wasn't that sweet.  Believe it or not, it had a dry finish.  The apple was not overpowering in this wine.  It was well balanced and I found that in all the fruit wines I tasted from Brookview Station.  This wine would be great and refreshing on a hot summers day.

I will review more of Brookview Stations wines this week.   Upcoming posts are Pear Wine, Apple-Pear Wine, Strawberry Sunrise.
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