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Mount Pleasant Winery

Mount Pleasant Winery
2012 Vintage Port, Augusta, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19.5% RS: 6.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$40

Mount Pleasant Winery
2012 Vintage Port, Augusta, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19.5% RS: 6.5%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, roasted nuts, molasses cake with baked raisins, balsamic glaze, and black licorice with a round, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish displaying accents of king cake, pot still rum, and dried figs with no oak flavor. A solid Port-style wine that will pair well with chocolates or cheeses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate, roasted nuts, molasses cake with baked raisins, balsamic glaze, and black licorice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of king cake, pot still rum, and dried figs
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid Port-style wine that will pair well with chocolates or cheeses.

The Producer

Mount Pleasant Winery

The Producer
5634 High St.
Augusta, MO 63332
USA
1 636-482-9463

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.