Woodchuck Private Reserve Cherry

Tonight’s selection is a cider that Val picked out. I didn’t think Val would be a big fan of it since it was oak aged, and needless to say, I was right.


ABV: 6.9%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the cidery website, “A touch of Michigan cherries with a hint of Napa all in one satisfying sip. Private Reserve Cherry infuses our small batch hard cider with the juice of Michigan cherries, then aged in the finest Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. This premium craft cider delivers a sweet and tart taste that finishes with notes of smooth oak from the Napa Valley barrels. Exhilarate your senses with this truly unique and rare cider.”

Random: “Real Housewives Of Dallas” is my least favorite of the series.

This cider poured with a touch of head that dissipated instantly. By the time I took the picture, all of the head was gone and it didn’t leave any lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, bright red with lots of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with oak and tart cherries. Apple skin was present too. The taste started with some sweetness from the apple flesh and the cherries. It quickly went into an almost vinegar-like cherry note with vanilla and oak. The alcohol was present and was a bit too strong. It had a light body with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy with vanilla and oak and tart cherry skins. A bottle of this set me back $1.83 ($.15 per ounce). I enjoyed this cider, but I felt like it was a bit unfinished. I wouldn’t rush back to have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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