CASK RESERVE Late Release Port
Long after our release of the 2006 and 2009 Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot ports, we nurtured some barrels of those vintages in our cellar for extended aging. In 2016, we blended them for Batch 5 of our cask reserve port. This late release port has a deep amber color, with aromas of dried plum and sweet pipe tobacco. Baking spice and cognac flavors linger on the finish, with a hint of pepper.
Bottle size: 375ml
Residual sugar: 6%
Varietal: 2009 Petite Sirah port, 79%; 2006 Petite Sirah port, 12%; 2009 Petit Verdot port, 9%
Barrel aging: 2006 vintage: 10 years in neutral oak; 2009 vintage: 7 years in neutral oak
Fortifying spirit: Distilled in a single-batch copper Armagnac still and aged in a unique oak solera system for an average age of 4 years.
Bottling date: October, 2016
Case production: 99 cases