This was a very nice treat, ESP for a dessert wine. Zin & Cab berries very prominent much more like vintage (not tawny) port - was excellent with chocolate soufflé dessert! Wonder if I can get any more of the '05?
Nice flavor profile. Some smokiness, maple, and some minerality. It's not a typical port in that the grittiness of the Cabernet Sauvignon comes through prominently. Would have liked to taste the juice from this varietal in a dry table wine. Overall, it's not syrupy, but not notably complex either. The shortish, gritty finish occurs on the roof of the mouth.
wonderfully dark and rich with cab and zin qualities in a dessert style wine. 20% alc but no heat since it's balanced into the sweetness of this wine. Not syrupy as some wineries will make their dessert wines - more like a cabernet-based port. wish i had a few more.
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