Grand Reserve Piner Hills Estate Port
Five distinctive varietals comprise this blend. Tinta Cão has small berries with little juice adding tannins and backbone. Tinta Madeira offers floral aromas of roses and wild strawberries. Alicante Bouschet lends red color from the juice's pigment. Petite Sirah provides black pepper and spice. Finally, Touriga brings out espresso characteristics. Together, this distinctive limited offering is a complex wine to be savored. Bottled Dec 2014. Only 1,800 bottles were made.
Very low yields produced intensely flavored grapes that when aged in French and American oak add a hint of vanilla crème brûlée.
Piner Hills Estate in the Russian River Valley.