2018 Sparkling Apple Cider

2018 Sparkling Apple Cider

2018 Sparkling Apple Cider

When we started to play around with hard cider from our existing orchards several years ago, we determined that more "cider" apple trees would be required to create something great, so we've been hard at work planting dozens of heritage trees to improve our blend. These young trees are now coming into production and add layers of different aromas and flavors, as well as increasing our production so that we can finally release a cider commercially. We can't wait to share our creation with you!

The Terraces Sparkling Hard Cider has a pale straw hue, with inviting aromas of fresh crisp apples & light citrus notes jumping from the glass. The palate highlights the complexity of heritage cider apples while showcasing crisp acidity, a long lasting creamy mousse and a dry finish. Produced in the style of very dry fine sparkling wine, this cider is in fact more like a fine Champagne than any cider we have tasted. This cider has a touch of brettanomyces, making it similar to a Basque style cider.

  • Orchard: A field blend of dessert and heritage cider apples organically farmed on Quarry Vineyards Estate in the Rutherford AVA of Napa Valley, California.
  • Harvest: September through October 2018
  • Barrel ageing: 3 Months French Oak (neutral).
  • Bottling: November 8th, 2019
  • Alc: 8.7%
  • TA: 6.32g/L
  • pH: 3.58
  • Blend: dessert and heritage cider apples
  • Production: 100 cases
  • Release Date: December 18, 2020
$48 750 mL