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Saturday, March 14, 2009

2002 St. Barthelemy Barbera Port- Borra Vineyard

St. Barthelemy is a small family owned winery focused on producing varietal ports from various California appellations. This Barbera port is a single vineyard wine made from grapes grown in the Lodi Appellation.

On the nose the wine is slightly nutty and shows hints of prune, sugared dates, and chocolate truffle. On the palate the wine is rich and creamy and the flavors remind me of sweet almond paste, white raisin, and prunes. I couldn't help thinking this port would be extra special with some dark chocolate to pair with it. A very well balanced port with good intensity and a nice nuttiness. 89 points
Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This is one of my favorite ports - There are so many great flavors that it is hard to choose!!

 
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