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2008 Violeta Port

2008 Violeta Port
Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Portuguese Varieties
Appellation
Paso Robles - Adelaida District
Alcohol %
19.0
Wine Enthusiast
87
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$48.00
/ 500ML
SKU: WPPVIO08

The color is deeply-hued, bordering on opaque black-purple. The nose showcases the aromatic pedigree found in these wonderful Portuguese grape varietals combined with our artisan fortification brandy.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Portuguese Varieties
Appellation
Paso Robles - Adelaida District
Alcohol %
19.0
Wine Enthusiast
87
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Complex, sweet spice and herbal elements of mace, anise, candied ginger and wintergreen, soar aromatically above the deeper fruit scents which can best be described as fresh-baked blueberry pie. The flavors are a port lover’s tour-de-force, with a dynamic flavor profile of cassis liqueur, wild elderberry and rich, decadent dark chocolate. Drier and more structured than Ruby, our 2007 Violeta Portuguese-style port is capable of being cellared similar to a fine Vintage port.
Vineyard Notes
Glenrose Vineyard
Production Notes
400 Cases Produced
Winemaker Notes
Each varietal is fermented separately in small stainless steel tanks. Frequent punch-downs and pump-overs of the fermenting must is performed daily until reaching between 12 - 15 brix, when the must is pressed, fortification to 18 - 19% Alc. finishes the process. Aging takes place in 10 year old barriques for approximately 2 years prior to being bottled.
Food Pairing Notes
Dark Chocolate, Blue Cheese, Aged Cheese, Filet Mignon
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