Woodchuck Sangria

Review of Woodchuck’s Sangria cider.  It is my first time trying this, although I have had most of their line-up (see here).

>>This is a review of a sample can provided to Cider Says by Woodchuck.  Although I will take care to treat it the same as any other review, there is always the potential for bias as I received it for free.  The only consideration I knowingly made was pushing this up in my cider review cue.  I love free stuff, especially cider!  Want your cider or cider-related product reviewed here?  Contact me.<<

Cider:  Sangria
Cidery:  Woodchuck
Cidery Location:  Middlebury VT
ABV:  5.5%
How Supplied:  12oz cans
Style:  American commercial cider from dessert apples, with natural fruit flavors and grape skin extract for color

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Availability:  semi wide release by July 2019

Cider Description:  A semi-sweet cider with notes of red wine, citrus and berry to give a full-bodied taste inspired by Sangria.

Cidery Description:  Vermont Cider Company is a leading hard cider maker in the United States, with a state of the art cidery located in Middlebury, Vermont. Vermont Cider Company crafts a variety of ciders fora variety of consumers. There’s ultra-craft Vermont Cider Co., iconic Woodchuck, fruit-forward Wyder’s as well as the classic Magners Irish Cider and Blackthorn, rounding out our import offerings. Vermont Cider Company reinvigorated American hard cider in 1991, with the launch of Woodchuck, and stays focused on the category today through our commitment to crafting innovative and refreshing hard ciders. 

Price:  n/a (runs ~ $9.99 / six pack)
Where Bought:  n/a
Where Drank:  home
How Found:  it showed up

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First Impression:  Deep red hue.  No carbonation.  Smells of red grape.

Tasting Notes:  Semi-sweet to semi-dry.  Medium bodied.  Low tartness.  Moderate acidity.  No bitterness, sourness, tannins, or funk.  Notes of red grape and green apple, with hints of lemon, pineapple, and red wine.  Moderate length finish.  Very high sessionability.  Low to moderate flavor intensity and complexity.  Low apple flavor.

My Opinion:  I liked it.  Super easy to drink and fruity, although rather grapey.

Most Similar to:  Portland Cider Sangria plus Portland Cider Concord Grape

Closing Notes:  This would be a great cider to bring to a bbq or similar summer event.

Have you tried Woodchuck Sangria?  What did you think?

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