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St. Barthelemy Cellars Syrah Port Borra Vineyard (375ML) 2003

Port from Lodi, California
      18.5% ABV
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        18.5% ABV

        Winemaker Notes

        This Syrah port has a lush, dark inky red hue. Slight aromas of chocolate and caramel are combined with cedar, coffee, and herbs. A burst of flavors hits your mouth up front, especially spicy black pepper. A complex combination of spicy cloves, cherry, black licorice and cocoa is followed by a clean finish. The Syrah is nicely paired with a good milk chocolate or a rich spice cake.

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        St. Barthelemy Cellars, , California
        St. Barthelemy Cellars
        This family venture into the wine business started just a few years ago in 2000. After living in the beautiful Napa Valley for 20 years and enjoying the fruits of everyone else’s labors, Bart and Cynthia Barthelemy decided to join the fun. Since then, they’ve found that not only is it fun but very hard work! They asked their daughter, Angelique, and her husband, Jason, if they would like to join forces and help build and grow the new company. The idea was to take a different path than most of the vintners in the wine business and become a port-only winery. Varietal ports, made from the wonderful, high-quality grapes grown in California that would focus on the individual traits of each varietal.

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        Best known for flavorful fortified wines but also producing excellent dry wines, Portugal is unique in that it relies almost exclusively on its many indigenous grape varieties. Bordering Spain to the west on the Iberian Peninsula, this is a land where tradition reigns supreme, perhaps due in part to its relative geographical and, for much of the 20th century, political isolation. Portugal is a long and narrow country, which makes for considerable diversity in climate and wine styles, with milder weather in the north and significantly more rainfall near the coast. With the exception of Port, most Portuguese wines have struggled to garner attention in the international marketplace, perhaps due to the unfamiliar and difficult to pronounce nature of most of its grape varieties and terminology, which means that there are many excellent values to be discovered here by the adventurous consumer. The country is perhaps better known for being the world’s leader in cork production than for its wine.

        Port, made in the Douro Valley, is the fortified wine for which Portugal is most famous. The same region also produces full-bodied dry wines made from the same set of grape varieties, which include Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz (Spain’s Tempranillo). The nation’s other important fortified wine, Madeira, is produced on the eponymous island off the North African coast. Other dry wines of the mainland include the tart, slightly effervescent Vinho Verde of the north, the bright, elegant reds and whites of the Dão, and the bold, jammy reds of the Alentejo.

        A fortified wine named after the island from which it comes, Madeira’s solitary home is a steep, volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that rises to over 6,000 feet at its highest point. As is the case with many wine styles of the world, Madeira was born more or less out of mistake.

        During the 1600 and 1700s, the island of Madeira was an important pit stop for sea treks to the Americas and the East Indies. Shippers would load up on Madeira wine on their way across the Atlantic. Given Madeira’s likelihood to spoil on the journey, they added a little brandy to help preserve it. The subsequent heating and cooling, as the casks made their way across the sea, deepened the wines’ flavors and made them better.

        Today there are two main types of Madeira. Blended Madeira is mostly inexpensive wine but there are a few remarkable aged styles. Single varietal Madeira, made as both non-vintage or single vintage wines, is usually the highest quality Madeira and can often age for a very long time. Four different grape varieties are used.

        Sercial shows lemony, spice and herbal notes with a stony mineral character and make great aperitif wines.

        Verdelho is smoky and dry and pairs with a variety of foods.

        Boal is complex with flavors of roasted coffee, caramel, cocoa and dates.

        Malmsey is the sweetest and fruitiest with roasted nut and chocolate notes.

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