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Weis Vineyards

Weis Vineyards
NV One Eighty Three Dessert Wine, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 20% RS: 11.8%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$39
2023 New York Wine Classic - Best Fortified (Port-Like)

Weis Vineyards
NV One Eighty Three Dessert Wine, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Domestic Port-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 20% RS: 11.8%
Ruby black color. Attractive aromas and flavors of dried currants and raisins, chocolate nuts, cedar, and leather with a velvety, bright, moderately sweet medium-full body and a warming, very complex, very long finish manifesting impressions of forest floor and date syrup with silky, fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. A remarkably rich, delicious, and warming American fortified wine with Old World nuances that add complexity and delight; definitely a benchmark for domestic port style wine that tastes like a true vintage port.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Old World, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dried currants and raisins, chocolate nuts, cedar, and leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of forest floor and date syrup
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pound Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A remarkably rich, delicious, and warming American fortified wine with Old World nuances that add complexity and delight; definitely a benchmark for domestic port style wine that tastes like a true vintage port.

The Producer

Weis Vineyards

The Producer
10014 Day Rd
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-284-4011

Their Portfolio

91 Weis Vineyards 2020 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $18.00.
95 Weis Vineyards 2020 Winzer Select A, Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.5% (USA) $26.00.
89 Weis Vineyards 2021 Gruner Veltliner, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $19.00.
96 Weis Vineyards 2021 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $19.00.
95 Weis Vineyards 2021 Dry Rosé, Zweigelt, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $23.00.
90 Weis Vineyards 2020 Semi Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $18.00.
94 Weis Vineyards 2019 Merlot, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $28.00.
94 Weis Vineyards 2017 Ice Wine, Riesling, Finger Lakes 9.5% (USA) $59.00.
95 Weis Vineyards 2019 Ice Wine, Riesling, Finger Lakes 9.5% (USA) $59.00.
91 Weis Vineyards 2021 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $18.00.
90 Weis Vineyards 2021 Winzer Select K, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $24.00.
94 Weis Vineyards 2021 Winzer Select A, Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.5% (USA) $26.00.
89 Weis Vineyards 2021 Pinot Blanc, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $24.00.
91 Weis Vineyards 2021 Heart Of The Lake, NY81.0315.17 Aravelle, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $19.00.
91 Weis Vineyards 2021 Unoaked, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $18.00.
91 Weis Vineyards 2021 Perle Rosé, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $19.00.
93 Weis Vineyards 2020 Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $25.00.
91 Weis Vineyards 2020 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $29.00.
89 Weis Vineyards 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $29.00.
95 Weis Vineyards 2020 Noble Select, Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.5% (USA) $109.00.
97 Weis Vineyards NV One Eighty Three Dessert Wine, Finger Lakes 20% (USA) $39.00.

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.