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Meier’s NV No. 44 Ruby Port, American

NV No. 44 Ruby Port, American

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Port

Date Tasted: 4/11/2013
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Best Buy
"2013 Midwest Wine Challenge
Best Ohio Fortified Wine"
Deep reddish brown color. Aromas of toasted molasses and raisin rum cakes with a supple fruity sweet medium-to-full body a toasty, nutty almond praline and spice driven finish. A nice mature tasting ruby port. Impressive.
Tasting Info
WINE Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: toasted molasses and raisin rum cakes
Taste Flavor: toasted molasses and raisin rum cakes
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Pairing Pairing: Blue Cheese, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Impressive.
The Producer

Meier's Wine Cellars

The Producer
6955 Plainfield Rd
Silverton, OH 45236
1 513-891-2900
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Serve in a Port Wine Glass

Port is both a fortified wine made from the Douro Valley in Portugal or a wine made anywhere in the world, modeled after that example.

True Port is made from several red varieties and is fortified with brandy or distilled grape sprits, which cause the fermentation to stop and also increases alcohol. Port checks in at 17% - 20% alcohol in most cases. Because of this alcohol, ports can age well- some as long as four or five decades. Most younger ports are quite sweet, while those that have been aged in wood for several years are drier.

Several other countries also produce a wine they label as port. The best examples are from Australia and the United States.