Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jardesca - Low Proof, Low Cal Aperitif for Spring


18% Alc./Vol.
$30.00 Suggested Retail Price
Zork closure – for resealing. As a fortified wine,
JARDESCA stays fresh for weeks after opening.

We believe that the perfect opening to any moment should stimulate the enjoyment of food and wine that is to follow. Our California Aperitiva provides a perfect balance to deliver an opening that isn’t too strong but is still lively.

Handcrafted in Sonoma, it is the ideal marriage of the vineyards and the gardens of California. A balanced blend of sweet and dry white wines, and an eau de vie, double distilled and brightened with 10 different botanicals. The unique combination of these elements creates the perfectly balanced blend that is ready for opening and sharing.

As it opens your palate, great tastes and greater memories beckon.

I was recently asked to review this new Spring Aperitif for Jardesca.  I love my wine, and so willingly agreed to sample and give my honest opinion.

The bottle arrived very quickly and was still nice and chilled when I pulled it out of the box.  I have to say that the bottle itself is gorgeous in a simple yet elegant way.

Now I'm more of a sweet wine fan, not so much the bitter kind, so this one was definitely different for me.

I poured myself a little, swished around and took my first sip.  It smells amazing, the taste for me wasn't what I was expecting, it was more bitter than I thought, but what hit me were the lingering flavors that remained....I checked the bottle to see what the ingredients were and BAM.....sweet peppermint, orange blossom, cardamom, apricots and grapefruit.  Wow!!!

To be honest, by itself I didn't enjoy, again because I prefer sweet, but here's the thing, you don't have to drink it straight, although it is recommended over some ice and topped with a fresh sprig of mint.

Possibilities are endless!!!

I did try the Jardesca Verde and it was really yummy.

 It is the very first aperitif from California and is made in Sonoma.  Be sure to check out their website to find more about this wonderful Spring Aperitif and if you're interested in trying it out for yourself, you can buy a bottle, or two,  here.

Thank you to Jardesca for this opportunity and for sending along a bottle for review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Jen said...

NOW that is one review I could really use! These sound delicious. I need something to warm me up.

Great review!

Carrie B. said...

I'm a sweet wine gal too! But love the different recipe ideas - they all sound delicious!!