Port 2012

Port 2012

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Winemaker Notes

This vintage ruby style dessert wine was crafted from five traditional Douro wine grapes grown on our estate.

Opaque in the glass, this wine has notes of dried figs, blackberries, plums, cocoa, and exotic spice. Fine grained tannins create rich texture and a lengthy finish.

Cellar for a decade or more.

Also available in a 750 ml bottle.

 

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Outstanding!, Great Northwest Wine
"Perhaps no one in the Pacific Northwest has as much research, effort and skill invested in their Port-style program as Earl and Hilda Jones, and their latest bottling from their Fault Line Vineyards near Roseburg, Ore., continues that tradition. Andrew Wenzl uses five traditional Portuguese varieties — Tempranillo (48%), Bastardo (19%), Tinta Amarela (18%), Tinta Cão (9%) and Touriga Naçional — and harvested them over a nine-day stretch starting Oct. 2. Fermenetation was halted at 10%, capturing aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered cherries, golden raisins, brown sugar, toasted filberts and Tootsie Roll. The alcohol already is nicely integrated, while slaty tannins add texture. Enjoy with a nibble of Stilton and a Hoya de Monterrey Excalibur Dark Knight."

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
 
Varietal Composition: Tempranillo (48%), Tinta Amarela (17.6%),
Bastardo (19%), Tinta Cão (8.9%) and Touriga Naçional (6.6%)
 
Harvest Date: 2, 9, 11 October 2012 
 
At harvest:  Sugar; 24.5° Brix
 
At bottling:  Sugar: 9.8%   pH; 3.69   TA; 7.19 grams/liter
 
Cooperage:  Neutral
 
Alcohol:  19.5% by volume
 
Case Production:  414 (375ml) / 115 (750 mL)