I received a wonderful gift from a dear family friend who lives in San Francisco. This Pinot Noir Port is a 2004-2005 vintage blend and, as I hope you can tell from the photo, it’s a stunning, translucent garnet. It really does represent what Pinot Noir lovers love about the wine, and Pinot Noir is my all-time favorite. St. Barthelemy Cellars Port is fruity with a fantastic mouth feel. And the scent, my friends, is heavenly. This port, from the Green Island Vineyard in Napa Valley, is described as having “combined flavors of strawberry and cherry with hints of tropical melon [and] followed by licorice, spice and honey on the finish.” You could absolutely enjoy this with a variety of earthy cheeses or fruits, but I just enjoyed it with the company of good friends.
Until next time, cheers, everone!