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R&D Red Fortified

R&D Red Fortified
Wine Specs
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Grand Valley AVA
Aging
4 years in French oak
Bottling Date
July 15, 2021
Alcohol %
19
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The fourth installment of our R&D label was brought about by blending Noiret wine with neutral grape spirits from a local distillery. The blend aged about in barrels 4 years to create a rich, strong, fortified wine.

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Wine Specs
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Grand Valley AVA
Aging
4 years in French oak
Bottling Date
July 15, 2021
Alcohol %
19
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Deep garnet in color with a bright nose of candied plum, chocolate covered raspberries, licorice, and leather. On the palate, ripe plum and black cherry dominate licorice and vanilla, with medium-plus acidity and a full mouthfeel.
Production Notes
142 cases
Winemaker Notes
66% Noiret 34% Chambourcin
Food Pairing Notes
New York style cheesecake, dark chocolate ganache, and Pfeffernüsse cookies.
Other Notes
This fortified red wine began in 2016 with Noiret grapes, to which we added 148-proof spirits. That blend aged in neutral French oak barrels 4 years, then was amended with fortified Chambourcin.

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