Forté - A fortified wine produced in the port style
VINTAGE - 2006
APPELLATION - AMADOR COUNTY, SIERRA FOOTHILLS, CALIFORNIA.
Grown on steep mountainous terrain in the higher elevations of the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, California.
Produced in the traditional Late Bottled Vintage Port style from 100% Portuguese varieties. Being a European trained winemaker, I will not use European appellation names such as Champagne and Port for wines we produce in California. Therefore, we have come up with the name Forté for our port style wine.
The first taste exhibits notes of cherry licorice and cinnamon spice, flowing into vanilla and tobacco with a mid palate of English hard candies and fresh straw. Soft tannins flow into a long, sweet, black plum finish. Perfect companion to nuts and a salty blue cheese.
100% Sisney Vineyard
60% Touriga National
14% Tinta Cao
RS: Sweet 7.16%
Cooperage: 63 months Neutral French Oak
Release Date: February 2012
Bottle Size 500ml
Gold medal winner - Amador County Fair.
This wine is supplied by allocation. There is a limit of 1 bottle per customer on a "first come, first served basis". Those customers supplied will be notified and given first option with future releases.