Terra d'Oro Zinfandel Port
Port from California
While some people say, "any port in a storm", we strongly suggest ours. Montevina Terra d'Oro Zinfandel Port displays aromas of raisined berry fruit, sugared dates, chocolate, caramel and orange peel. The wine's rich, lush, grapy flavors also evoke raisin, cocoa, coffee and toffee. This delicious, fortified wine is perfect on its own or as an accompaniment to chocolate, chocolate, chocolate...don't like chocolate? Try it with Stilton cheese and toasted walnuts.
Wine Enthusiast - "The first duty of a Port-style wine is to be dazzlingly rich and sweet, yet balanced in acidity, and this bottling is all that. Waves of blackberry jam, cassis, and dark chocolate are brightened with zesty acidity and the sweetness level is very high."
Terra d'Oro Winery
For more than 150 years, fortune seekers have been lured to California's rugged Sierra Foothills. Though they once came for the gold, these days they come for the wine—Terra d'Oro, to be more specific. Handcrafted from some of Amador County's most historic vineyards, Terra d'Oro wines are rich indeed, full of the character and intensity that perfectly captures the essence of this "Land of Gold." View all Terra d'Oro Wines
About Other CaliforniaView a map of Other California wineries
California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label:
Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to wineries such as Wente.
Lodi County AVA, an AVA further east of San Francisco and known for its excellent, old-vine Zinfandels.
San Francisco Bay AVA, a sprawling AVA that covers Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, to name a few. Wine that holds only the California AVA is typically a wine that includes grapes from a number of different AVAs, which leads to the general labeling of the wine as California. This does not denote the quality of the wine, only the diversity of where the grapes originate.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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27 ratings, 12 with reviews512/4/2014Enjoyable, Sweet and rich taste. Would highly Recommend.Jim56 - Saint Paul, MN51/21/2012
This isn’t a real Port since it is made from Zinfandel grapes in California. A proper Port is produced in Portugal from native grapes and would have a bolder and more intense flavor. However; if you haven’t yet tried a Fortified Wine and you enjoy a robust red wine then this one might be for you. I will definitely purchase Terra d’Oro Port again and serve it to friends who might not enjoy a bolder Port, Sherry or Madeira.Dean foster - Philadelphia, PA41/16/2012BrownieD - Mission, TX46/12/2011Grilliant Ideas - Vista, CA54/9/2014This is a great dessert wine! Some folks want to get technical and say it is not a Port! Its a Port! You will be pleased.. They nailed this one!djjorna - Earleville, MD511/9/201349/30/2013I really enjoyed this. Sweet without being sickengly so and a very nice flavor.L.B.C. - New York, NY55/30/2013Ron Douglas - Defiance, MO44/15/2013excellent Zin port well worth the $20David Harding - San Diego, CA53/8/2013212/8/201254/19/2012A beautiful Zinfandel Port. The rich flavor of the Zin offsets the sweetness perfectly and I now have a new favorite nightcap. This wine with a square of your favorite dark chocolate is guaranteed to raise the corners of your mouth. Also is good friends with coffee. One night out, I finished my meal with an espresso and when I got home, I had a small glass of Terra d'Oro and the essence of the two drinks danced lightly with each other until my head hit the pillow.43/29/2012This is not a traditional Port, but the flavors of this Zin Port is unbelievable. Drinking liquid candy bests describes this Port53/20/2012
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Terra d' Oro Zin Port was wonderful, everything it claims to be, sweet, fruity, well balanced, Yum! I served to a group of lady friends with rich chocolate cake- a great pairing. Even some non-wine drinkers liked it. Can't wait to have this again!23/14/2012Purchased based upon favorable reviews. I would give it an 82, and two stars.Amanda Howard - Castle Rock, CO42/21/2012Cali Amy - Santee, CA51/18/2012410/8/2011Maxxramas - Aurora, CO46/18/2011A very sweet port - great pairing for more sour fruits and bolder cheeses.Dan Norman - Colorado Springs, CO55/15/2011anonamiss1 - Santee, CA54/17/201153/8/2011This is a beautiful port! It was much better than expected given the price. Friends loved it. I would but more but it is sold out. Perfect for dessert.41/29/2011sweet rich port, clean. will get again
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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