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2019 Eclipse Port-Style Dessert Wine

Rich blackberry jam and sweet dark-chocolate develops into dried fruit and spice complexity on this red dessert wine made in the traditional port style.

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Vintage 2019
Wine Style Dessert Wine / Port
Appellation Sierra Foothills
Sugar 28.0 Brix
Acid 6.8g/L
PH 3.52
Aging 30 Months
Fermentation 7 day fermentation with punch downs & pumpovers
Bottling Date 50 Cases 12/1/21
Alcohol % 19
Size 750 ml

Winemaker Notes

Our Port-style dessert wine is a blend of various grapes, including traditional Portuguese port varieties Touriga Nacional & Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo) as well as local Foothills port favorites Zinfandel & Syrah. The port is aged 30 months before being blended & bottled. The grapes are picked very ripe, nearly raisined, with rich blackberry, chocolate & jam flavors. Halfway through fermentation, high-proof brandy (90% alcohol, 180 proof) is added to kill off the yeast and stop the fermentation, leaving natural sugars from the grapes unfermented. The result is a boozy, sweet, blackberry & chocolate flavor profile that pairs perfectly with dessert or cigars.