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Golden State Cider Save the Gravenstein

Review: Save the Gravenstein by Golden State Cider

Review Date: February 4, 2020

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 7.00%

Cider Maker’s Description

Save the Gravenstein is a full bodied, aromatic cider made exclusively from Gravenstein Apples grown on our next-door neighbors farm in the Sebastopol Hills. Some of these apple trees are over 100 years old! This bright cider unfolds with layers of orange blossom honey, fresh flowers and is accentuated by well-structured acidity and tannin.


  • clear, bright, golden color


  • moderate carbonation


  • floral, earthy, stone fruit


  • apple is front and center, red apple skin, hints of stone fruit


  • pleasant acidic bite, light to moderate tannins


  • quick and clean

Tasting Notes / General Impression

I may have consumed this cider just for the enjoyment of it, so I did not record detailed tasting notes.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Golden State Cider
Sebastopol, CA

Matthew Ostrander
Matthew favors dry hard ciders with body and leans towards traditional English styles, and he’s also developed a serious appreciation for hopped ciders and creative flavor infused ciders. Though he prefers sweets in solid forms, he does enjoy semi-sweet to sweet ciders responsibly when the mood strikes. Learn more about our Chief Cider Curator here.