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Cherries 'N Chocolate

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Cherries 'N Chocolate

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Cherries 'N Chocolate is a very interesting dessert wine style, made from sour cherries infused with chocolate. This wine has a dark orange colour and subtle aromas of cherries with a hint of chocolate.

The real story here is in the flavour which brings together the intensity of sour cherries and dark chocolate into a creamy, elegant, will structured, dessert wine.

This wine is packaged in 375 ml resealable bottle with 11% alcohol.

The winemaker states that this wine is Black Forest cake in a bottle, and I would take that a step further to say you can also taste chocolate covered cherries.

Canadian Maple

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Canadian Maple

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Archibald's Canadian Maple has a very elegant colour and aromas reminiscent of a fine liquor. The intense, refined, maple aroma is mingled with rich maple sweetness and spice.

The sophisticated maple flavour follows through, giving this dessert wine a unique, upscale character. It has a nice balance and long, pleasing finish.

Packaged in 375 ml resealable bottle, this wine has 10.6% alcohol.

The winemaker recommends you serve this delightful wine slightly chilled, and I would agree. However, do allow it to warm in your glass so you can experience all of the changes.

Royal Raspberry

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Royal Raspberry

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Archibald's Royal Raspberry has a lovely raspberry colour with aromas of fresh raspberries and vanilla. And although it has a forward raspberry flavour, this flavour is masked by an overwhelming amount of sweetness.

This is a style may people will love, but I would like to see more structure.

It is packaged in a 375 ml resealable bottle and has 11.3% alcohol.

Apple Cranberry

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Apple Cranberry

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This apple cranberry wine has a balanced structure with good acidity and just the right amount of sweetness to bring out the fruit flavours.

I am not sure when this one was bottled, but it seems to be showing a bit of age in the colour, being dark salmon with a touch of brown. It has a nice cranberry aroma with a bit of tobacco leaf and subtle notes of apple.

There are crisp cranberry flavours with soft apple accents and a crisp finish.

This wine is packaged in 750 ML bottle with 10.6% alcohol.

As with most fruit and other wines, I like to taste them at cellar temperature, so I can experience all of the flavours and aromas. If you choose to chill this one, it will be very refreshing and could be served over ice or blended as a cocktail.

Sweet Peach

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Sweet Peach

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Sweet Peach is made from naturally ripened peaches blended with crisp apples. The end results is an amazing marriage of flavours, with good balance.

This wine has a golden colour and aromas of fresh cut peaches, vanilla and wildflowers reminiscent of a summers day. The blend of apples and peaches gives this wine great structure. It has a smooth, yet full flavour of freshly baked peach pie, vanilla and spice, with just the right amount of sweetness to give this wine a long lingering finish.

And although the winemaker recommends you serve this wine chilled, I recommend you serve it at room temperature so you can experience all of the flavours and aromas this wine has to offer.

Packaged in a 375 ml resealable bottle, this lovely dessert wine has 11% alcohol. Make sure to add several bottles to your cellar for special occasions.

Honey Crisp

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Honey Crisp

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When first opened this wine gives off a bit of a farmyard aroma. But don't let that detour you from allowing this wine to breath a bit in the glass. Although this wine is not for everybody, some feel that a farmyard aroma gives the wine authenticity. This can also be considered problematic.

On tasting there is a trace of acidity, light pear flavours mingled with fleshy apple and a slightly off dry finish.

This wine has a light straw colour and is packaged in 750 ML resealable bottle. It has 11% alcohol.

If you choose to try this style, I would recommend that you aerate the wine by decanting or other method before serving.

Beaver Valley Bumbleberry Cider

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Beaver Valley Bumbleberry Cider

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This very pleasing cider has a lovely salmon colour and a wonderful mixed berry aroma. If you take your time with this one you will find layers of apple and vanilla under all that berry goodness.

The flavour is much lighter than the aroma suggests, with a very fruity berry start that fades to a light, soft apple finish. Although this cider does have a fair amount of acidity, the fruity nature of the berries masks this.

The tiny streaming bubbles and fruity softness will be very pleasing to many. I would like it better of there was a little more structure.

This cider is so fruit forward that even though it is dry, you are likely to perceive a touch of sweetness.

This cider is unfiltered and unpasteurized. It is available in a 750 ml bottle and has 7.5% alcohol.

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