Full Review

La Toque

La Toque
NV Port, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

La Toque
NV Port, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18%
Garnet color. Aromas of dried figs and dates, chocolate croissant, and walnuts with a round, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-long butterscotch drizzled berries, peach-bread pudding, cherry preserves, black pepper, and clove finish. A very tasty, complex Port-style wine to be enjoyed with cheese, pastries, and cocktails.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried figs and dates, chocolate croissant, and walnuts
Taste Flavor: butterscotch drizzled berries, peach-bread pudding, cherry preserves, black pepper, and clove
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty, complex Port-style wine to be enjoyed with cheese, pastries, and cocktails.

The Producer

Bronco Wine Company

The Producer
33 Harlow Court
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-346-6025

Their Portfolio

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87 Cellar Four 79 2016 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $8.99.
88 Cellar Four 79 2015 Pinot Noir, California 12.5% (USA) $8.99.
BR Green Truck 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County 13.8% (USA) $13.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Green Truck 2014 Petite Sirah, Mendocino County 13.8% (USA) $13.99.
89 Hunters’ Ridge 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 13.8% (USA) $25.99.
86 La Catrina NV Classic Margarita Wine Cocktail 13.9% (USA) $15.99.
88 La Catrina NV Strawberry Margarita Wine Cocktail 13.9% (USA) $15.99.
87 La Toque NV Port, California 18% (USA) $.00.
88 La Toque NV Madeira, California 18% (USA) $.00.
BR La Toque NV Sherry, California 18% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Miya Ray 2016 Malbec, Curico Valley 12.6% (Chile) $.00.
86 Miya Ray 2016 Malbec, Curico Valley 12.6% (Chile) $14.99.
BR Miya Ray 2016 Chardonnay, Curico Valley 13.9% (Chile) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
89 Paso Grande 2017 Premier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley 13.5% (Chile) $13.99.
85 Paso Grande 2018 Reservado, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $7.99.
89 Paso Grande 2018 Reservado, Carmenère, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $7.99.
91 Three Ghost Vine 2016 Pinot Noir, California 12.5% (USA) $7.46.
88 Tour des Fiefs 2017 Sancerre 13% (France) $27.99.

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.