Full Review

Isaac Smith

Isaac Smith
2014 White Port, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18.5% RS: 8%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$45

Isaac Smith
2014 White Port, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18.5% RS: 8%
Amber color. Grainy aromas of beeswax, fallen apricot, buttered barley, and dried chamomile with a slightly chewy, vibrant, sweet medium body and a peppery, medium-length peanut butter and orange marmalade on cinnamon graham cracker and banana chips finish. A distinctive Vidal Blanc Port-style wine that will surprise the fortified wine drinker and entertain the mixologist.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: beeswax, fallen apricot, buttered barley, and dried chamomile
Taste Flavor: peanut butter and orange marmalade on cinnamon graham cracker and banana chips
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own, in cocktails and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive Vidal Blanc Port-style wine that will surprise the fortified wine drinker and entertain the mixologist.

The Producer

Cape May Winery & Vineyard

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

Their Portfolio

85 Cape May 2016 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, New Jersey 13.9% (USA) $24.00.
85 Cape May 2016 Chardonnay, American 13.4% (USA) $20.00.
86 Cape May 2016 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, New Jersey 13.9% (USA) $24.00.
87 Cape May 2017 Reserve, Chardonnay, New Jersey 12.8% (USA) $23.00.
89 Cape May 2017 Chardonnay, New Jersey 12.8% (USA) $20.00.
87 Cape May 2017 White , New Jersey 13.1% (USA) $15.00.
85 Cape May 2017 Rosé, New Jersey 12.9% (USA) $15.00.
86 Cape May 2016 Merlot, New Jersey 12.6% (USA) $21.00.
89 Cape May 2016 Cabernet Franc, New Jersey 13% (USA) $19.00.
89 Cape May NV Red Blend, New Jersey 12.8% (USA) $18.00.
BR Cape May 2019 Vidal Blanc, New Jersey 14.3% (USA) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Cape May 2019 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Cape May Penninsula 11.8% (USA) $24.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Cape May 2017 Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $20.00.
91 Cape May 2017 Red Meritage, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $18.00.
93 Cape May 2017 Pinot Noir, Cape May Penninsula 13.3% (USA) $22.00.
BR Isaac Smith NV White Port, New Jersey 18.5% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Isaac Smith NV Port, New Jersey 18.5% (USA) $29.00.
87 Isaac Smith 2014 White Port, New Jersey 18.5% (USA) $45.00.
89 Isaac Smith 2011 Port, New Jersey 18.5% (USA) $52.00.
BR Isaac Smith 2019 White Domestic Port-Style Wine, New Jersey 18.5% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Isaac Smith NV Red Domestic Port-Style Wine, New Jersey 18.5% (USA) $29.00.
88 Isaac Smith 2019 Apple Wine, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $14.00.

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.