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Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley
NV Port-Style Fortified Wine, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18% RS: 9%
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Pleasant Valley
NV Port-Style Fortified Wine, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18% RS: 9%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of tart cranberry, prunes, milk chocolate with toasted almonds, and citrus sponge cake with a round, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish that exhibits overtones of light caramel with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dense and concentrated American Port with dark, rich flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: tart cranberry, prunes, milk chocolate with toasted almonds, and citrus sponge cake
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of light caramel
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dense and concentrated American port with dark, rich flavors.

The Producer

Pleasant Valley Wine Company

The Producer
8260 Pleasant Valley Road
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 315- 414 6367

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.