2007 Fireside Zinfandel
Sweet dessert wine - Columbia Valley
Release date: 3/5/12
Tasting Notes: This ruby ‘port-style' wine was made in the traditional method of harvesting and fermenting overly ripe grapes and stopping fermentation mid way by adding neutral grape spirits, leaving the wine high in sugar as well as alcohol. The 2007 Fireside has aromas of raisins, figs, brown sugar and caramel. Due to its 19% alcohol and 11.8% residual sugar, it is an age worthy wine that will gain complexity and mellow over the next decade.
Food Pairing: Foods that best complement our 2007 Fireside Zinfandel are chocolate based desserts, ice cream, cookies, fudge, and roasted nuts.
Fun Facts: Just like with Champagne, only wines made in Portugal can be labeled port. Port originated in northern Portugal's Douro Valley, and since they were shipped out of the city of Oporto, were named as such. Today some port wines are labeled "Porto." There are many styles of port, but only four categories: white, ruby, tawny and vintage. Once you get the hang of these four categories, deciphering labels and styles becomes easy.