Red - Fortified

2008 Kent Rasmussen Esoterica Vermelho Forte

Port Blend

  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2011 - 2040 (Edit)
CT89 35 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • boatman72 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 10, 2018 - I loved this Forte. Nicely balanced. Drank over a one week period. Didn't take notes, but I wish I had a case of this. Only have two more bottle so I'm holding on to them!! Outstanding Kent Rasmussen!!!

  • North316 Likes this wine: 89 points

    May 18, 2015 - This stuff is still packing some heat. Little hot on entry and on the finish. Raisin notes definitely still present buy I don't think it is as prevalent as it was a year ago. Giving way to a little bit of smokey tobacco like notes helping to round out the sweetness. Still really enjoying this and it's only going to get better and more complex.

  • trifecta Does not like this wine:

    July 11, 2014 - Gave this more time and still didn't like it. I guess its a style I can't quite appreciate. Stewed raisin, flabby. Had with an array of desserts as well as by itself and didn't ever like it or the pairings.

  • North316 wrote: 89 points

    January 2, 2014 - Still going strong. This stuff is definitely more on the raisin side of things, but I tend to like it that way.

  • Wicked Panda wrote: 89 points

    August 14, 2013 - The Madeira influence throws some people who don't know what to expect. That sort of sherry, sort of raisin port, with a hint of cocoa. Well done desert wine. Its all in the eye of the beholder, but this will get better with age.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Kent Rasmussen
  • Varietal Port Blend
  • Designation Esoterica Vermelho Forte
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California
  • UPC Code 751116161764

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 176 (56%)
  • Consumed 139 (44%)

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90% Like It  10 votes

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