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Isaac Smith

Isaac Smith
2011 Port, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18.5% RS: 8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$52
2018 Best New Jersey Fortified Wine

Isaac Smith
2011 Port, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18.5% RS: 8%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of cocoa powder, dried strawberries, candied hazelnuts, and fleur de sel with a silky, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a hot, medium-length banana chips, dry roasted peanuts, and raisins finish. A solid Port-style wine with layers of chocolatey, nutty goodness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cocoa powder, dried strawberries, candied hazelnuts, and fleur de sel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of banana chips, dry roasted peanuts, and raisins
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Mixed Nut Tart, Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid Port-style wine with layers of chocolatey, nutty goodness.

The Producer

Cape May Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
711 Townbank Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204
USA
1 609-884-1169

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.