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Diamondback Vineyards

Diamondback Vineyards
2012 Bella Forte Gold Vineyard, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$60

Diamondback Vineyards
2012 Bella Forte Gold Vineyard, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18.5%
Black ruby color. Oaky aromas of peppercorns, latex, rosebush, rhubarb, serrano ham, dill, and blackberry jam with a coarse, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a hot, stimulating, medium-long raspberry liqueur and bacon jam finish with chalky tannins and heavy oak flavor. A digestif-like port-style wine with intense oak and concentrated fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: peppercorns, latex, rosebush, rhubarb, serrano ham, dill, and blackberry jam
Taste Flavor: raspberry liqueur and bacon jam
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Box Of Chocolates, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A digestif-like port-style wine with intense oak and concentrated fruit.

The Producer

Diamondback Vineyards

The Producer
2373 Kamerin Lane
Medford, OR 97501
USA
1 541-500-8287

Domestic Port-Style Wine

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Serve in a Port Wine Glass
Domestic Port-Style Wines are those made in the style of Portuguese Ports wines but grown and vinified in the United States. Wines made in this style are typically fortified with brandy or distilled grape spirits which causes fermentation to stop and also increases alcohol. Flavors are typically sweetfruity, nutty, and have a stronger alcohol presence than standard table wines. The best examples are highly comparable to true Ports.