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Cuvee Cookies

from Pacific Northwest Growers

A bright and fruity strain worth breaking out the vino and chocolate for, creating the perfect self-care fall evening.

The Cuvee Cookies is a cross between Cuvee (Space Queen and Pinot Noir) and Girl Scout Cookies, so it already has wine in its genetic lineage. The combination of the two-parent strains birthed a powerful indica that is known to hit as hard as a red wine hangover but in a nice and stoney way. It’s a resinous and sticky flower with a super frosted trichome coating over dense, light green nugs. Opening a jar releases a nasal trip to a bright and fresh patch of berries, complete with a green viney freshness and an earthy, Kushy-Cookies fog lingering in the background. Like a fine wine, this strain is rich with flavors and cultivated for one wonderful purpose: to get us baked.

Breaking up the flower reveals a sticky funk that lingers on the fingers, filling the immediate area with fermenting fruit-gas and a rich grape-berry finish. This flavor profile is complemented perfectly by a big bold fruity red wine, but just like with Cannabis, any pairing is really about the people and palates enjoying the combination, so always be open to experimenting with new flavors and pairings at home. No matter what, there’s no going wrong once you take the first hit of the Cuvee Cookies.

The bud burns easily despite the heavy resin content, rushing into the lungs with a bright mixed berry sappiness that coats the mouth and leaves the tongue-tingling. Big tokes exhale with a whisper, leaving like a sip of fine wine, with a lingering desire to repeat the process. After a few snappers from our bong we found ourselves momentarily lightheaded as effects rushed to the frontal lobes, delivering neurological bliss that triggered an immediate sense of wellbeing within

This article was originally published in the September 2021 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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