Review of Greenwood Cider’s Dry. It is my first time trying this, but I’ve had their Huckleberry, Sweet Orange Cinnamon, Cedar Cider, Lavender Blackberry, Cherry, Red River Wolf Crab, Blush, Peach, and Lingonberry varieties. I got this through Press Then Press, a new online cider store focusing on small batch ciders. They are having a soft launch today, Aug 19, and an official launch Sept 9 2019.
>>This is a review of a sample bottle provided to Cider Says by Press Then Press. 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.<<
Cidery: Greenwood Cider
Cidery Location: Seattle WA
How Supplied: 500ml bottles
Style: American craft cider, dry
Availability: only through Press Then Press (which ships to 43/50 states), unless you happen to be at a specific store in Western Washington
Distributor Description: Don’t taste the same, taste the difference! Press Then Press – Farm to you small batch cider. We focus on small batch and hard to find cider. Please visit our curated online store! We are a mom and pop who wanted more fine cider available to everyone (over 21), so we started this up. Press Then Press will email you when a fine cider is available for purchase. If you want it, visit our site and purchase it! Pick up your cider in Seattle, or we ship to you. Sign up with your email to be included on future available ciders. You will hear about it first! 1)Press the fruit then 2) Press the order button
Cider Description: Our signature dessert apple blend finished with heirloom and wild apples picked from local farms, small homesteads, and abandoned orchards. Hand-pressed and unfiltered, this modern style dry cider sits just above complete dryness, with hints of apple peel, lime, and fresh straw.
Cidery Description: Andy and Ryan Short (yep, brothers) and Marshall Petryni of Greenwood Cider make their cider in Seattle! They got their start with apples leftover from a CSA that didn’t get picked up. A few fermenting sessions later, they were selling their ciders & Greenwood Cider was born. Nowadays the fruit supply they work with is more consistent, and it shows up in the two ciders we are featuring. Something I really enjoy about these guys is their sense of humor and style. And that sometimes you need a cider with breakfast.
Price: ~ $9.00
Where Bought: n/a
Where Drank: home
How Found: through Press Then Press
First Impression: Hazy light straw yellow hue. Low carbonation. Smells mild, and tart,
Tasting Notes: Dry. Light bodied. Low to moderate tartness. Moderate acidity. Hints of bitterness and tannins. No sourness or funk. Notes of crisp tart green apple, lemon, and mineral. Moderate length finish. Moderate apple flavor. High sessionability. Low to moderate flavor intensity and complexity.
My Opinion: I liked it. However, I personally prefer a bit sweeter. This wasn’t as tart as many dry ciders, and I think that made it seem less dry. I was surprised that the higher ABV (7.8%) wasn’t more apparent.
Most Similar to: Bauman’s Dry, Seattle Cider Dry, and Original Sin Extra Dry
Closing Notes: I look forward to trying the other ciders in Press Then Press‘ introductory lineup. Their website is well laid out and informative, making the order process easy, and providing access to unique ciders which otherwise wouldn’t be available to most folks.
Have you tried Greenwood cider? What did you think?