Full Review

St. Clair Winery

St. Clair Winery
NV Port, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 11%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

St. Clair Winery
NV Port, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 11%
Garnet black color. Aromas of ripe figs, chocolate cherry pie, ripe dates, cinnamon danish, salted caramel, and marcona almonds with a supple, lively, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a charming, brief damson plum, dried apricot, cassis preserves, vanilla-honey on crepes, creme brulee, tobacco, and clove finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A complex and palate-pleasing port-style wine from New Mexico; will be dreamy with blue cheeses or pastries.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe figs, chocolate cherry pie, ripe dates, cinnamon danish, salted caramel, and marcona almonds
Taste Flavor: damson plum, dried apricot, cassis preserves, vanilla-honey on crepes, creme brulee, tobacco, and clove
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and palate-pleasing port-style wine from New Mexico; will be dreamy with blue cheeses or pastries.

The Producer

Lescombes Family Vineyards

The Producer
1325 de Baca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 505-546-9324

Their Portfolio

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85 Blue Teal NV Rio Rojo, New Mexico 12% (USA) $10.00.
86 Blue Teal NV Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $10.00.
BR Blue Teal NV Red Moscato, New Mexico 11% (USA) $8.00. - Bronze Medal
BR DH Lescombes 2018 Heritage Series, Pinot Noir, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
87 DH Lescombes 2018 Heritage Series, Pinot Gris, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.
90 DH Lescombes NV Ratafia, New Mexico 13% (USA) $28.00.
85 DH Lescombes 2018 Signature Series 631 Canyon Five, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2015 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 15% (USA) $36.00. - Bronze Medal
85 DH Lescombes 2019 Heritage Series Rosé, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.
BR St. Clair Winery NV Special Reserve Imperial Kir, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 St. Clair Winery 2018 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico 11% (USA) $15.00.
88 St. Clair Winery NV Port, New Mexico 19% (USA) $28.00.
90 St. Clair Winery NV Special Reserve Kiva, New Mexico 19% (USA) $28.00.
BR St. Clair Winery 2018 Mimbres Pink, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR St. Clair Winery 2018 Mimbres White, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
89 St. Clair Winery 2018 Malvasia Bianca, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
88 St. Clair Winery 2017 Nativo, New Mexico 11% (USA) $15.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2019 Mimbres Red, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
88 St. Clair Winery 2018 Bellissimo Sparkling Sweet Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.

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.