Friday, February 22, 2008


Well, the wait is almost over. Our port-style dessert wine, Finali, is almost ready to be bottled. This wine is a blend made up of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with just a dash of Syrah. It is fortified to about 18% alcohol. We use an alcohol that we had distilled from some our wine a couple years ago. The wine is pot-distilled (the same method used to make fine whiskeys) which gives the resulting alcohol a smooth and floral character. We then add the 140 proof alcohol to the wine during fermentation to bring up the alcohol content to 18%. This high level kills the yeasts and leaves a delicious sweetness in the wine. Finali, with it's dark fruit flavors and slight spiciness, will be amazing with any chocolate dessert or maybe even drizzled over ice cream! Get a sneak preview of Finali at our first wine class on Feb 28, at the tasting room. Call (303) 449-WINE for more info.

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