Sweet & Strong – Fortified Wines, Feb 13 & 15

Wine Tasting, February 13th and 15th 2019

Group favorites indicated in bold.

Flight 1, Sherry:

  • NV Valdespino, Equipo Navazos, Fino Sherry “La Bota de Fino”, “Macharnudo Alto #68”, Jerez DO, Jerez de la Frontera, ES, 15% ABV
  • NV Bodegas César Florido, Amontillado Sherry “Cruz del Mar”, Jerez DO, Chipiona, ES, 17.5% ABV
  • NV Bodegas César Florido, Palo Cortado Sherry “Peña del Aguila, Reserva de familia”, Jerez DO, Chipiona, ES, 21.5% ABV
  • NV Bodegas César Florido, Oloroso Sherry “Crus del Mar”, Jerez DO, Chipiona, ES, 19% ABV
  • NV Bodegas César Florido, Cream Sherry “Cruz del Mar”, Jerez DO, Chipiona, ES, 17.5% ABV
  • NV J.C. Gutiérrez Colosía, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Jerez DO, El Puerto de Santa Maria – Cádiz, ES, 17% ABV

Flight 2, Madeira:

  • NV Cossart Gordon, Rainwater “Medium Dry” Madeira, PT, 18% ABV
  • NV Blandy’s, 10 Year Sercial “Dry” Madeira, PT, 19% ABV
  • NV Blandy’s, 10 Year Verdelho “Medium Dry” Madeira, PT, 19% ABV
  • NV Blandy’s, 10 Year Bual “Medium Rich” Madeira, PT, 19% ABV
  • NV Blandy’s, 10 Year Malmsey “Rich” Madeira, PT, 19% ABV

Flight 3, Porto:

  • NV Dow’s, Fine White Porto, Duriense, PT, 19% ABV
  • NV Kopke, 10 Years Old Tawny Porto, Duriense, PT, 20% ABV
  • 1978 Kopke, Colheita Porto (Tawny), Duriense, PT, 20% ABV
  • NV W. & J. Graham’s, “Special River Quintas Edition, Six Grapes Reserve Porto”, Duriense, PT, 19.5% ABV
  • 2016 W. & J. Graham’s, Vintage Porto (Apr ’18 Sample)”, Duriense, PT, 19.5% ABV
  • 1995 Taylor Fladgate, “Quinta de Vargellas” Vintage Porto (Bottled in 1997), Duriense, PT, 20.5% ABV

Flight 4, Muscats, Marsala, Banyuls, California:

  • 2012 Domaine du Grand Montmirail, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise VDN, Southern Rhône, FR, 15.5% ABV
  • 2013 Klein Constantia, “Vin de Constance” Natural Sweet Wine, Muscat de Frontignan, Coastal Region, ZA, 13.5% ABV
  • NV R.L. Buller & Son, Rutherglen Rare Liqueur Muscat “Calliope”, Victoria, AU, 18% ABV
  • 2011 Carlo Pellegrino, “Horatio” Marsala Superiore S.O.M. Ambra Secco DOC, Sicilia, IT, 18% ABV
  • NV La Tour Vielle, Banyuls Reserva “Traditionnel” VDN, Roussillon, FR, 16% ABV
  • 2012 Sea Smoke Cellars, “Vintage Seaport” Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, California, US, 17.5% ABV

Flight 5, Oddballs:

  • NV Les Bergeries, Pineau des Charentes “Pineau François 1er”, Charente, FR, 17% ABV
  • NV KEO, St. John Commandaria, Cyprus, 15% ABV
  • 2006 Badia a Coltibuono, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico “Occhio di Pernice”, Sangiovese, Toscana, IT, 14.5% ABV
  • 2007 Domaine Julien Labet, “La Paille Perdue”, Jura, FR, 11.9% ABV
  • NV L.N. Mattei, Cap Corse (rouge), Bastia, Corsica, FR, 17% ABV
  • NV Maurin, Quina, Le Puy en Velay, FR, 16% ABV

Attendance, Wednesday:

  • Bennett B.
  • Hayley B.
  • Michele D.
  • Nick D.
  • Rachel F.
  • Xin F.
  • Jonathan V.
  • Jonelle Y.

Attendance, Friday:

  • Alessandro A.
  • Erica C.
  • Nick D.
  • Shelly F.
  • Alberto M.
  • Donna M.

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