Pennings Farm Cidery, Warwick NY
Deep, lustrous gold in color, this single varietal made entirely with New York-grown Yarlington Mill fruit lures you in with a sweet and floral nose that has just a touch of minerality. In the glass, aromas of apple blossom and geranium mingle with caramelized banana against a flinty background. On the palate, it’s a medium-bodied cider that offers soft tannic notes and balanced astringency alongside flavors of tart apple and quince. A small bump in carbonation would only enhance its overall drinkability. Dry in the finish with a mellow citrus note and a fleeting earthy quality, Yarlington Mill nicely exemplifies the approachability of this traditional, bittersweet apple variety.
Price: $2o /750 mL bottle | 6.7% ABV
Review by Cidercraft Contributor Ben Keene, @where_and_back