Dagger Mead, Enlightenment Wines
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Half-Bottle of Dagger Mead, Enlightenment Wines - NV

Item # 38259 375mL
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$26.96 $22.92 / Single Bottle
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$323.52 $275.04/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A wild, delicious mead made with black tart cherry botanical mead, with yarrow, chamomile and foraged hemlock and fir. Fermented and aged in barrel for over one year.Unique aromatic herbal character and structure. Limited production.

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Staff Pick Notes

There is a mesmerizing community that surrounds bees. I began noticing hints of it everywhere. From the botanical spirits with bees softly printed on labels to the old-now-new meaderies springing up in reinvented towns. Booze dripping with honey, and the families behind them, my fascination was startling. When I think about honey, the first place my mind turns to is Enlightenment wines. I've written about these enlightened ones before—the botanicals, the earth, the hands that work, every piece of energy used in the conception is mindfully curated. This is more like a vermouth then a wine. It is packed with notes of tea, steeped rhubarb, dark, wet, dew-covered earth.

- HG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

New York

No longer is our fair state synonymous with Concord grapes and Manischewitz. New York winemakers have embraced international varieties and hit the ground running. The Hudson River Valley is home to the oldest vineyards in New York State. Lake Erie is still dominated by bulk production for grape juice, though a few small, serious wineries are beginning to crop up. Long Island’s maritime climate...

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