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2005 Four Vines Dessert & Ice Wine "Zinfandel Port"

Four Vines 2005 Dessert

Winery: Four Vines

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Zinfandel Port"

Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine

Grape blend: 95% Zinfandel & 5% Syrah

Bottle size: 375 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $23

Cases produced: 750

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: February 3, 2009

Wine Review: I am usually not a big port fan, but Bill Grant from Four Vines convinced me to give this port a whirl. Let me tell you, I was quite impressed. This dark ruby colored dessert wine opens with a ripe plum and spice like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, quite smooth, and balanced. It is rich and concentrated with beautiful sweet ripe red raspberry flavors with a hint of raisin on the back palate. The finish is nice, smooth, and pleasant. This is one of the best Zinfandel ports I have tried. Joe from my panel loved it as well. This wine would pair extremely well with chocolate covered strawberries. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A sensual delight...Zinfandel left on the vine to maximum ripeness. Fermented slowly until 10 Brix and then added 2 year Oak Aged Brandy to stop the fermentation. Aged in small French oak barrels for 20 months. Layers of rich, velvety raspberry fruit and spice trails into a silky caramel finish. This Zinfandel Port will seduce you. Serve with chocolate, candlelight and a willing companion...

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