Zinfandel Port dessert wine from Amador County, California.
Sample received courtesy the winemaker for review purposes. SRP of $24 for the 750ml bottle and available for as low as $15. Also available in a 375ml size with an SRP of $12.
From the winemaker:
"While some people say, "any port in a storm", we strongly suggest ours. Montevina Terra d'Oro Zinfandel Port displays aromas of raisined berry fruit, sugared dates, chocolate, caramel and orange peel. The wine's rich, lush, grapy flavors also evoke raisin, cocoa, coffee and toffee. This delicious, fortified wine is perfect on its own or as an accompaniment to chocolate, chocolate, chocolate...don't like chocolate? Try it with Stilton cheese and toasted walnuts.
Between our ongoing Malbec Mania series, the latest Holiday edition of the Top 10 list, and our series on Holiday Sparklers, you may think we've got you covered for Thanksgiving and Christmas but there's one additional wine you might want to have around this year....Port.
Port, of course, comes from Portugal. What you may not know is that there's actually quite a bit of good Port wine made right here in the U.S. and a lot of it, like today's wine, is made from Zinfandel.
The Terra d'Oro Zinfandel Port begins with aromas of dark berries, black currant, raisins, orange zest and chocolate. Tasting the Port shows a nice velvety smooth texture with sweet black berries, raspberry, and black currant flavors plus a bit of toffee and chocolate. The finish has a bit of heat and then the sweet flavors linger nicely. Very nice!
As a sidenote, I tasted this wine with a bit of dark chocolate and it was fabulous. I can only imagine how incredible this wine would be paired with something like a decadent flourless chocolate cake!
For another dessert wine option, aside from the traditional port varieties, also check out our review of the Ochoa Moscatel. Cheers!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.