$20 tilted shed barred rock "barrel aged" sonoma,california
$19 tilted shed "graviva" semi-dry Sonoma, California
$13 tilted shed "smoked" cider, sonoma, california (.375ml)
$10 Isastegi "natural" basque, spain 750ml/ $6 375ml
Pale gold in color and complex with a light spritz, Isastegi is a cider is for wine lovers. Unlike ciders from elsewhere in the world, this one is high in acidity, lacking in residual sweet, and funky. Fermented with indigenous yeast, it drinks like a lambic, austere and refreshing with sour apple notes. It's most certainly a brilliant homage.
$19 domaine bordatto "basa juan" southwest france
Each of the 15 different apple varieties are fermented separately with indigenous yeast for 6 months. Bottled aged for 3 months before release. Mild carbonation occurs naturally in bottle, no dosage.
$ 19 foggy ridge "SERIOUS CIDER , virginia
At Foggy Ridge Cider in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Cidermaker Diane Flynt combines innovation and tradition. Over 30 American, English and French apple varieties—ugly and hard to grow but full of the tannin, acid and aroma needed for fine cider—are blended to create a traditional hard cider crafted with modern techniques. At Foggy Ridge Cider we aim to revive the artisan cidermaking tradition. We harvest ripe apples from our three orchards and craft small batches of carefully selected cider blends. Each season is different, and our ciders vary from year to year. The cidermaker is intimately involved in all aspects of the orchard and Cider House from grafting and pruning to picking and blending. CIDERY
$10 astarbe sagrdotadia, basque, spain
$16 EVE'S CIDERY ALBEE HILL "STILL & DRY" VAN ETTEN, NEW YORK
$12 TRABANCO "NATURAL" BASQUE, SPAIN
$11 orchard hill verde "vibrant medium dry" new hampton, new york (.375)
$15 THE STANDARD CIDER COMPANY "TRUE BELIEVER" CIDER, WASHINGTONVILLE, NEW YORK o/s