• Catarina Alexon

    Having spent a lot of time in Portugal, the origin of port and lived in London, I find it a bit strange with an American vineyard producing port. To me port is a Portuguese product that I mainly associate with my father and British men in their clubs on Pall Mall. Glad you are producing good port in the US as well.

    • I have too Catarina. So you could imagine my surprise when this was recommend to me. It is really good. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Really interesting history. I was unaware that any port wine was made here in the US. But Port I have sampled, but rarely drink. However, my mother-in law used to drink port every single night before bed:)

    • It thought so too Jacquie. Port wine has been a favorite in our home for awhile now. I was introduced to it by an amazing sommelier. He showed us the in’s and out’s of port, what to look for and what to avoid. It was great lesson. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Another great wine story! The stories and the labels are what I look for, since I cannot actually partake. 🙂

    • I love the stories too Cheryl, almost as much as I do the wine itself. The are always so interesting. 🙂

  • Tim

    I have only had a glass of port when I am feeling particularly sophisticated which is not very often. The story and the stories of these vineyards make for the stories of epic novels.

    • They do Tim. When you think about what it take to a successful vintner, the word epic certainly fits. 🙂

  • Beth – http://EncoreWomen.com

    Susan, I remember another post you did on port and I’m delighted to see this one. This particular one sounds very inviting. “Nutty bourbon-like aroma with notes of cherry and caramelized sugar;
    rich crème brûlée on the palate with delicious chocolate-cherry notes.”
    I can hardly wait to find some!

    • Aw, thanks Beth. I do like a good port but I do have to say I’m pretty picky. I do think you’ll like this one when you give it a try. 🙂

  • Laurie Hurley

    I’m kind of with Tim here. Port makes me feel hot – like inside. Very strong, but the way you describe it might make me change my mind and try it again. I envision sitting in a fancy room sipping like the sophisticated woman I am! Nice one.

    • Yes you are Laurie, and so you must give this one a try. As for me, it’s me my shorts and the great outdoors when I sip on this one… LOL.

  • I’ve only tried Port once and just a few months ago when I was in DC. That being said, it is a bit strong, but I’m sure it will grow on me 😉

    • I think it will. it will all depend on the port. Some are lighter then others, so give a few a try. I think you’ll find the ones that sing to you Jeri. 🙂

  • I do like a good tawny port and in fact I drink port a fair bit mostly with Coke or that should read Coke Zero or Pepsi Max

    • Hi Jo-Anne, Aw, someone who likes a good port. I have to admit, I have yet to have it with Coke. 🙂

  • MinaJoshi

    I knew california only produced good wines but wasn’t aware of it producing Port. I got introduced to Port last summer by a friend and really loved the taste. You are so right – it’s a wine to srink slowly relaxing with good company.

    • Hi Mina, It was a bit of a surprise to me too. I know of some port producers but not in the Portuguese style. This is a good one just sip and enjoy the moment. 🙂

  • Not a fan of port, but I am of family owned wineries. Good story.

    • Thanks Ken and welcome, Some like and some don’t, but there are some great wines that fit any kind of palate out there. 🙂

  • Hi Susan,

    I like to have port after dinner, but haven’t found one that I particularly like. I’m glad you wrote about this one because I think I can give it a try. I like to sip on it and this one looks like a winner to me!

    • Hi Donna, Me too, it’s the best time to enjoy a good port for sure. When you give this a try, I woudl love to hear your thoughts. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    I love the rich jammy quality of port. This is definitely something you have to savor and enjoy.

    • The taste and the savor part… that is my favorite thing about port too Jon. 🙂

  • Along Came Mary

    This sounds delicious! Cherry, chocolate, coffee, caramel AND apricots?? Yes, please! 😉

    • It really is Mary. The combination of flavors is really special. 🙂