Meyer Family Port
Old-vine Zinfandel Port displays aromas of baked fruit and cooking spice, along with warm notes of alembic Zinfandel brandy. Although rich and round on the palate. An earlier harvest retains sufficient acid to balance its lush flavors of sweet cassis and brandied cherries.
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This is the ninth bottling of Meyer Family Port. This Port displays aromas of baked fruit and cooking spice, along with warm notes of alembic Zinfandel brandy. Although rich and round on the palate, an earlier harvest retains sufficient acid to balance its lush flavors of sweet cassis and brandied cherries.
The modified solera is Meyer Family Cellars’ modern take on an old blending system. Each year since 1987, the winery racks a blend of over twenty vintages of Port from barrel to tank. The newest vintage is then added to the blend, and then the barrels are washed and the Port is racked back into the barrel to wait another year. This creates an extremely consistent product, although slightly older and more complex with each passing year.
Old-Vine Zinfandel was hand-picked into half ton bins at about 24 brix. The fruit was destemmed and crushed into half-ton fermenters and then the must was cold soaked and punched down twice a day for three to five days. Ferments were then inoculated and punched down an additional three times a day for three to six more days. Fifteen to twenty gallons of brandy, dependent on proof, was added once ferments were at 11 brix and ferments were immediately pressed and chilled, and later racked to the barrel.
Five years in neutral oak has created a long, concentrated finish allowing this port to pair beautifully with artisanal blue cheese, intense chocolate desserts, fresh fruits or a good cigar.
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