This dessert wine is a flavorful balance of mature, oak-aged 100% Cabernet Sauvignon harvested from vineyards at Colterris. It is rich with flavors of bruléed sugar and butter scotch with raspberry jam and caramelized figs on the palate. Great with roast duck, rich cheeses, nuts and dark chocolate.
100% Riverside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Unknown Clone, Planted 1991
Fortified to just over 20% alcohol using brandy distilled from Cliffside and Riverside Cabernet Sauvignon. Barrel aging for 8 years resulted in classic oxidative aromas associated with well aged late-bottled Vintage Port. On the palate this wine is rich but at the same time well balanced without too much cloying viscosity.
Classic Port-like notes of brûléed sugar and butterscotch along
with raspberry jam and candied fig notes. On the palate, candied fig gives way to an oaky spice component with just the right amount of
acid to balance the richness of the residual sugar and alcohol.