The raspberries for our Framboise are from bucolic Mount Vernon, Washington. With majestic Mount Baker in the distance, our raspberries are sourced for Pacific Rim from Mike and Jean's Berry Farm. The clone, or variety, of the raspberry is grown exclusively for Pacific Rim Framboise--Called the Morrison variety, the raspberry is exceptional due to its low bitterness and abundant flavors.
Framboise is incomparable on its own or as a complement to any dessert. The bright raspberry flavors dance on your palate and serve as either a wondrous liquid dessert or complement to your favorite treat. We strongly recommend that you explore with Framboise--savor on its own, pour liberally over your favorite dessert (chocolate cake and cheesecake respond quite favorably) or mix into your preferred beverage (Framboise enhances all manner of cocktails). You can even use Framboise as a filling ingredient in your most excessive dessert recipes.
"The N.V. Framboise is eerily similar to the great raspberry wine once made at Oak Knoll Winery in Willamette Valley (which I jokingly referred to as the Yquem of fruit wines). Very sweet but loaded with acidity, this is a totally pleasure-bent beverage best served over vanilla-flavored Gelato.
The Wine Advocate
"Talk about a mouthful of raspberries! Delicious ripe fruit and plenty of it in this lightly sweet, rich fruit wine. Sensational stuff. "
"This is made by fermenting raspberries to about .5% alcohol, then adding grape spirits to produce a hybrid between liqueur and wine. Intensely fragrant, with 16.5% alcohol and 16% residual sugar. The raspberry flavors are concentrated and pure, with amazing persistence. Use this in cocktails, or mix it with bubbly."
It's like a raspberry liqueur with a slight hint of fine brandy. I find it utterly delicious. Extremely sweet, somewhat thick, and very bright raspberry flavor with a hint of bitter and alcohol. Nice acidity and lingering raspberry flavor, the aftertaste is long lived and fruity. All in all an exceptional desert wine.
This is good fruit wine; in my opinion some more sweetness would make it better as a standalone drink, but if you are having a very sweet dessert or you just don't have a sweet palate it would be a great choice. It reminds of mure in flavor and texture (although a little less thick) so sometimes i've used it as a mixer for nv cava with pretty good results.
loving it in small doses. Very sweet with ample tartness from raspberry to balance out the finish. Too Rich to drink more than an ounce at a time.