Maker: Potter’s Craft Cider, Free Union, Virginia, USA
Style: Medium dry
Price: $13.50 (Glen’s Garden Market, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC)
Appearance: Medium gold, moderate carbonation.
Nose: Cut applewood, pear, applesauce, pineapple.
Palate: Medium dry. Mineral, apple blossom honey.
Finish: Clean and crisp.
Parting words: The last time I visited DC to visit my sister and her family, I decided that I wanted to pick up some Virginia wine to take back home and possibly review. I found Glen’s Garden Market (on a recommendation from blogger Obi-Wine Kenobi) in Dupont Circle and decided to stop in there. It’s a cool place with an excellent selection of local products including Virginia wine, but I ended up buying a Maryland red, Long Island rosé and this Virginia cider instead!
Potter’s has a wide and eclectic range of ciders. Farmhouse dry is the flagship. It’s dry without being austere and fruity without tasting like something with Mott’s on the label. The company was founded by a couple of Princeton classmates who stumbled upon the beauty of cider while homebrewing. This is a very good cider with broad appeal. Good at the table too. Potter’s Farmhouse Cider is recommended.