This wine is made from 100% Bainbridge Island raspberries, grown
by our next-door-neighbor Akio Suyematsu at the Day Road Farm.
It's somewhat like a port, somewhat like a liqueur.
Unfortunately we cannot use either of these terms on the label,
so it's called simply a dessert wine. It's only slightly sweet
with an excellent balance of acidity to keep from being
cloyingly sweet like a typical dessert wine.
The name "Frambelle" is our own mishmosh of the French words
for raspberry (framboise) and beautiful (belle).
We release it annually at our Valentine's Day open weekend.
Tasting notes: You're greeted with stunning fresh raspberry
aromas, and on the tongue a touch of sweetness (only 3% RS) with just
enough acid to keep it lively. This wine is 17% alcohol, so be sure
to sip it lightly to enjoy it to the fullest.
This label features a commissioned artwork. Please visit our page
with more information about Dianne
Gardner of Port Orchard who painted this lovely cluster of