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    Pacific Rim Frambroise (375ML)
    Other Dessert - Washington

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    • RP92
    • WE90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Spectator, 90 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Washington

    Varietal: Other Dessert

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 16.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 101173

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The raspberries for our Framboise are from bucolic Mount Vernon, Washington. With majestic Mount Baker in the distance, our raspberries are sourced for Pacific Rim from Mike and Jean's Berry Farm. The clone, or variety, of the raspberry is grown exclusively for Pacific Rim Framboise--Called the Morrison variety, the raspberry is exceptional due to its low bitterness and abundant flavors.

    Framboise is incomparable on its own or as a complement to any dessert. The bright raspberry flavors dance on your palate and serve as either a wondrous liquid dessert or complement to your favorite treat. We strongly recommend that you explore with Framboise--savor on its own, pour liberally over your favorite dessert (chocolate cake and cheesecake respond quite favorably) or mix into your preferred beverage (Framboise enhances all manner of cocktails). You can even use Framboise as a filling ingredient in your most excessive dessert recipes.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The N.V. Framboise is eerily similar to the great raspberry wine once made at Oak Knoll Winery in Willamette Valley (which I jokingly referred to as the Yquem of fruit wines). Very sweet but loaded with acidity, this is a totally pleasure-bent beverage best served over vanilla-flavored Gelato.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Talk about a mouthful of raspberries! Delicious ripe fruit and plenty of it in this lightly sweet, rich fruit wine. Sensational stuff.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    This is made by fermenting raspberries to about .5% alcohol, then adding grape spirits to produce a hybrid between liqueur and wine. Intensely fragrant, with 16.5% alcohol and 16% residual sugar. The raspberry flavors are concentrated and pure, with amazing persistence. Use this in cocktails, or mix it with bubbly.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    Brian Evans (2/25/2011)
    It's like a raspberry liqueur with a slight hint of fine brandy. I find it utterly delicious. Extremely sweet, somewhat thick, and very bright raspberry flavor with a hint of bitter and alcohol. Nice acidity and lingering raspberry flavor, the aftertaste is long lived and fruity. All in all an exceptional desert wine.
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    baalgargaroth (5/27/2011)
    This is good fruit wine; in my opinion some more sweetness would make it better as a standalone drink, but if you are having a very sweet dessert or you just don't have a sweet palate it would be a great choice. It reminds of mure in flavor and texture (although a little less thick) so sometimes i've used it as a mixer for nv cava with pretty good results.
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    SteveY (4/2/2011)
    loving it in small doses. Very sweet with ample tartness from raspberry to balance out the finish. Too Rich to drink more than an ounce at a time.
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    carpe vino (4/17/2011)
    Perhaps it is just my palate, but all fruit wines to me have a metallic bitter taste I do not enjoy. I have tried many high quality fruit wines with the same results. I will stick with the sweet grape wines such as ports, sherries, late harvests, etc.
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    Cheryl St.Clair (11/3/2010)
    This tastes more like very sweet strawberry jam. It was better over ice.
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    EK in CO (7/8/2014)
    I tried this for the first time. Guess I'm not a Frambroise type of guy. I love raspberries, but this just seemed off. I actually poured it on some vanilla ice cream and it was much better.
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    Principessa Livia (6/6/2013)
    I must admit I was curious about this concoction, since WA produces such wonderful raspberries, but I was not pleased by it. It has a muddy look and a nose to match. There is a distinct and pleasant taste of raspberries if you can get past the nose, and given that caveat, it could be drunk diluted 1:2 with Pellegrino... But most of mine went down the drain.
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    joels (4/24/2013)
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