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Isaac Smith

Isaac Smith
NV Port, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18.5% RS: 8%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29

Isaac Smith
NV Port, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18.5% RS: 8%
Brown brick red color. Boozy, baked aromas and flavors of chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, coconut-walnut confection, chocolate soda, and maple pecans with a satiny, lively, very sweet medium body and a peppery, medium-length pomegranate, charleston chew, and amaro finish with moderate oak. An easy-drinking New Jersey port that will be yummy with cheeses or chocolate dipped fruits.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, coconut-walnut confection, chocolate soda, and maple pecans
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pomegranate, charleston chew, and amaro
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Fondue With Berries And Cherries, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking New Jersey port that will be yummy with cheeses or chocolate dipped fruits.

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.