Our first pommeau. Pommeaus are fortified ciders, comparable to port or other fortified wines, and traditionally made in Northern France. Dovetail is a meditation on patience, begun five years ago with a small lot of Rome Beauty apples. We aded two other American heirloom varieties in 2017, stopping fermentation halfway with fruit brandy, then aging in 100% new American oak casks. This dessert cider is drier than its European cousins, but with some residual sugar from the apples. It has notes of honeyed apricot, peach, toffee and soft tannins from the long oak aging. Best enjoyed lightly chilled as an aperitif or as a beautiful end to a good meal.