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Grande River Vineyards

Grande River Vineyards
NV Ruby Port, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 4.98%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24.99

Grande River Vineyards
NV Ruby Port, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 4.98%
Deep purple color. Jammy aromas of palo santo, licorice, blueberry, and macerated strawberries with a velvety, lively, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long chocolate biscuit, raisin, cinnamon, cumin, peppermint, and chocolate mousse finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. Spice reigns is the distinctive Port-style wine with a symphonic, traveling finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: palo santo, licorice, blueberry, and macerated strawberries
Taste Flavor: chocolate biscuit, raisin, cinnamon, cumin, peppermint, and chocolate mousse
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Spice reigns is the distinctive Port-style wine with a symphonic, traveling finish.

The Producer

Grande River Vineyards Winery

The Producer
PO Box 129
Palisade, CO 81526
USA
1 970-464-5867

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.