A creation of the Columbia River Plateau, we’ve brought home the desert essence in this one. Pleasant pine aromas combine with subtle citrus and pepper notes from the juniper berries. Several months of oak barrel aging round off the edge and allow for a slight honey body to come forward in the flavor. Best served slightly chilled.
We use honey from this ecoregion, derived from honeybees' pollination of mostly wildflowers and blackberry blossoms.
Harvested in high steppe of eastern Oregon, Juniper berries have a unique flavor which, in our opinion, does extremely well with a honey compliment. These buggers are not easy to harvest, and our pickers couldn't get the sap off their hands for days.
The fresh and long needles of the Ponderosa Pine give a subtle pine note when used in the primary fermentation process, which endures and levels out in the nose during barrel aging. These needles were harvested in Klickitat county (Yakima territory), north side of the Columbia river.
We acquired this wine barrel from Marshal's Winery in Dallesport Washington.