Strawberry, Winter Banana Apples, Rhubarb
Millstone Cellars teased me all through strawberry season with their Facebook profile picture. The picture of flats of strawberries was to herald the imminent arrival of their Rhuberry Cider. Alas, I had to wait until late June for the opportunity to snag a bottle.
Rhuberry is made from ‘winter banana’ apples, strawberries, and rhubarb. The cider was aged in oak. The result is a dry, sparkling cider. The color is a pale gold with a slight tinge of pink (The pink may or may not be in my head. But I’m going with it). The nose is floral with a faint hint of strawberries. This cider is crisp with a hint of strawberries in the finish. It was a perfect foil for pan-fried swai and squash casserole.
Rhuberry Cider is a limited release from Millstone. I recommend picking up a bottle while you still can.
So what’s in your glass?