Lassen Traditional Cider operates seasonally, working when the apples are at their peak of ripeness. After pressing, the cider is allowed to ferment for a couple months in neutral red wine barrels and is then aged in bottles for several more months before being released. You won't find the overwhelming sweetness common in the mass produced cheap ciders. Their ciders are fermented dry, with less residual sugar than most beer and absolutely no added sugar. It's all 100% apples unpasteurized and unfiltered.