Pacific Rim Frambroise (375ML)
Other Dessert from Washington
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 Wine Advocate - "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. "
Wine Spectator - "Talk about a mouthful of raspberries! Delicious ripe fruit and plenty of it in this lightly sweet, rich fruit wine. Sensational stuff. "
Wine Enthusiast - "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."
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Pacific Rim Winery
Riesling, simply, is the most versatile, complex and food-friendly of all the noble grapes. if you enjoy inspiring your palate, then Riesling is your ideal wine. No other varietal so purely expresses terroir. Washington's Columbia Valley - home of Pacific Rim - provies the ideal soils and climate for growing Riesling. Purity is at the core of Pacific Rim's winemaking philosophy. They exclusively use stainless steel tanks, allowing the true character of Riesling to speak for itself, they do not use malolactic fermentation and their wines are fermented only with native yeasts. Pacific Rim produces 10 different Rieslings from bone dry to sticky sweet, and Riesling represents 95% of all the wines they produce. Pacific Rim is an Organic and Biodynamic certified winery. View all Pacific Rim Wines
About Other Washington
A few other appellations in Washington include:
Puget Sound, which grows some lesser-known grapes like Muller-Thurgau and Madeleine Angevine, is less known for quality wines and better liked for being a tourist attraction.
Red Mountainsub-appellation runs along the eastern part of Yakima Valley. It's best for red varietals and is constantly growing in quality and popularity.
About WashingtonRelated Links:Now the number two producer in the United States, Washington State has also grown in quality.
So how does a state known for rain and coffee produce high quality wines? They plant their grapes on the east side of the Cascade mountains, away from that ever-present rain cloud that sits along the coast. Perhaps wine grapes do well since the sandy loam soils east of the Cascade range give way to an almost desert-like land, saved from drought only by the helpful rivers that run through the area – and the good irrigation systems.
Thinking that the state would do best with typical northern growing grapes like Riesling and Gewurtztraminer, turns out the apple state is well-suited for reds, namely Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and, more recently, Syrah. Of course, whites have not been forgotten - Washington State Rieslings range from bone-dry to sweet, are well-structured and high quality, and Chardonnay dominates most of the other white plantings, making a range of wines. But the reds of the region, Merlot in particular, have made Washington State a quality force to be reckoned with.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review33.2 out of 5 stars
15 ratings, 10 with reviewsamh_pa - New Alexandria, PA410/17/2016This is a sweet, fun dessert drink. This is a raspberry wine, not a grape wine. Looking over some other reviews, I think the reviewers are comparing it to a decent Montalcino or Beaune - looking for nuances, aromas, and mouthfeels. In fact, they should be comparing it to a Mogen David or Boone's Farm.Norman Cook - Keshena, WI49/15/2016lovely fruit very good dessert wineIchirouchiyama - Summit, NJ19/6/2016Knobby Wheezer - Pocatello, ID23/22/2016Thank goodness this was only a teeny, tiny bottle! Served only once as a result after decanting. The meal that was served with it was baked salmon, mushrooms fried in butter and cooking marsala, steamed carrots and a salad of lettuce and homemade ginger/pear dressing. Dinner was great. The wine?---eeewwww. The wine: "bouquet" is very strongly RASPBERRY! We had great hopes, therefore. And, to be fair, the aftertaste softly whispers raspberry. The flavour in the mouth = overpowering ALCOHOL with some kind of fruitiness (which may or may not be raspberry). They started out with raspberry wine and then added more alchol bringing the alcohol level up to HIGHER THAN the dryest dry. Why? Maybe it would be too expensive to have just raspberry wine. It is our joint opinion that both Mogen David and Manischewitz taste much better, cost less and don't involve twenty bucks-worth of shipping. Will never buy this again. Two stars because parts of it are raspberry firstname.lastname@example.org - Monroeville, PA412/2/201527/8/2014I tried this for the first time. Guess I'm not a Frambroise type of guy. I love raspberries, but this just seemed off. I actually poured it on some vanilla ice cream and it was much better.nala123 - Palos Heights, IL45/28/2014Principessa Livia - Gloucester, MA16/6/2013I must admit I was curious about this concoction, since WA produces such wonderful raspberries, but I was not pleased by it. It has a muddy look and a nose to match. There is a distinct and pleasant taste of raspberries if you can get past the nose, and given that caveat, it could be drunk diluted 1:2 with Pellegrino... But most of mine went down the drain.joels - New York, NY54/24/2013baalgargaroth - New York, NY44/8/2011This 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.susan little - San Francisco, CA44/27/2011carpe vino - Newark, OH34/17/2011Perhaps it is just my palate, but all fruit wines to me have a metallic bitter taste I do not enjoy. I have tried many high quality fruit wines with the same results. I will stick with the sweet grape wines such as ports, sherries, late harvests, etc.SteveY - Willoughby, OH44/2/2011loving 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.Brian Evans - Oceanside, CA52/25/2011It'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.Cheryl St.Clair - Lakeview, OR311/3/2010This tastes more like very sweet strawberry jam. It was better over ice.