Pacific Rim Frambroise (375ML)
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Alcohol By Volume: 16.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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.
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"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.
Perhaps 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.
This tastes more like very sweet strawberry jam. It was better over ice.
I 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.
I 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.
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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...
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A few other appellations in Washington include:
, 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.
sub-appellation runs along the eastern part of Yakima Valley. It's best for red varietals and is constantly growing in quality and popularity.
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Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites:
Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in
Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected
grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity.
Don"t discount Sauternes'
neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...
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