This pre-release wine was featured at our 2012 Block Party. Our Dry Creek Valley port is an excellent dessert wine paired alongside traditional dishes such as raspberry cheesecake, molten chocolate cake, or even a mild blue cheese. Sold in 500ml bottles.
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Our 2007 Dry Creek Port has rich, seductive flavors of blackberry and plum with undercurrents of chocolate. Layered flavors add complexity and balance. Enjoy with chocolate truffles, raspberry tart or Stilton cheese.
Made from the Merlo Vineyards’ Petite Sirah, this ruby red port showcases signature black fruit flavors, sturdy tannins and rich mouthfeel of this renowned grape growing region.
This wine was fermented for ten days before being arrested by the addition brandy fortification. The wine was pressed to tank to settle for three days before being moved to barrels. It was barrel aged for ten months in older American oak.
The A dry winter led to a fairly early bud break in 2007. Overall the growing season was evenly paced with a just a few heat spikes in the early summer. Warm August weather started harvest early, especially for early ripening varietals like Sauvignon Blanc. This vintage was certainly smaller in quantity than 2006, but in many cases the lower yields meant more concentrated flavors.