Terra d'Oro Zinfandel Port Non-Vintage MBL
While some people say "any port in a storm" we strongly suggest ours. Terra d'Oro ZinfandelPort displays aromas of raisined berry fruit sugared dates chocolate caramel andorange peel. The wine's rich lush grapy flavors also evoke raisin cocoa coffee and t
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Just as Port is most often enjoyed at the end of the evening our Terra d'Oro ZinfandelPort is one of the last projects during the harvest season. When the grapes reachverasion the energy of the plant goes to carbohydrate production rather than canopygrowth causing sugars to rise and acid levels to slowly fall. However there is no magicsugar number at which to harvest because color flavor and tannin have to be developedas well. If left too late into a dry season grapes will dehydrate causing sugar percentageto rise disproportionate to sugar production. While grapes in this situation are over theproverbial mountain and on the way down for the ideal dry red wines it is paramount forgreat Port production. Terra d'Oro Zinfandel Port is made from grapes picked late duringfour different vintages.
Terra d'Oro Zinfandel Port spends its first few days in the cellar being treated very similarto the rest of our zins but the finale of the fermentation is quite dramatic. The grapes arecrushed destemmed and sent to stainless steel tanks to be inoculated a