Category Archives: Dessert

Night Cap: Eola Hills, Port Style Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oregon 2007 LBV

With Turkey Day winding down, the family leaving, and dirty dishes at bay: you only have room for this.

Last Thursday’s Dry Riesling kicked winter in the ear. Today, Wayward Wine turns once more to that stalwart of winter-bound, fireside drinks: Port.

Years ago, we featured Warre’s Late Bottle Vintage 2000 Port (here). Neither a cheap, young Ruby, nor an expensive, age-able Vintage: their LBV forged a middle path into Portuguese fortified wine. Its sultry balance of spice, fruit, alcohol, and readiness reminded us of a belly dancer.

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Cabernet Franc Late Harvest, Palmer Vineyards, North Fork Long Island NY 2007

You get home from a weekend of wine tasting, partially unpack and then collapse. A few months later you find bottles from the trip. But when you open them, annoyingly, you don’t travel through space and time to that ethereal … Continue reading

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Port, Warre’s Late Bottled Vintage, Portugal 2000

While bitter winter still slips through window seams, turn to Port. Nothing warms an evening’s end better. Styles range from cheap and charming non-vintage Ruby to decades-old Vintage Ports. Somewhere in the middle are Late Bottled Vintage Ports, like Warre’s 2000 LBV. British … Continue reading

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Vidal Ice Wine, Newport Winery, Rhode Island 2007

Open Newport Vineyards‘ Vidal Ice Wine with a crash helmet and a very small glass. Why? This dessert will swing its splintered bat of intensity at your face the second you uncork it. The wine is certainly enjoyable, in the … Continue reading

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Patrick Bottex “La Cueille” Bugey Cerdon Rosé (Méthode Ancéstrale)

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