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IMG 2299 thumb CORKSCREWS TOP DESERT WINES OF 2009                                          IMG 2302 thumb CORKSCREWS TOP DESERT WINES OF 2009


Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto—Portugal-1999-$18.99-A rich nose of dark fruit and sweet spice, dark, almost black in color.  A very smooch enjoyable desert wine, spice, blackberries and chocolate.         NR         CR-4-4.5       Good with deserts, cheese and ice cream.

Chateau Haut Bergeron-Chateau La Fleur-Des Pins-Graves Superieures-France-2006-$15.99-A nose of sweet apricots, golden in color.  A very nice desert wine, honey, spice.       NR     CR-4-4.5 Good with ice cream, deserts.

Bogle Vineyards-Petite Sirah Port-Clarksburg-California-2006-$13.99-A big sweet rich nose, very dark in color.  Concentration of raspberries, blackberries and chocolate flavors, a great desert wine, even better at this price.         NR         CR-4-4.5        Good with ice cream, cake.

Symington Family Estates-Dow’s-Crusted Porto-Port-Portugal-2002-$17.99-A big nose of spice and dark fruit, black in color.  Black cherries, chocolate, sweet spice, a very enjoyable desert wine, smooth.  I am a big port fan, just a little at end of closing time is perfect to sip.               NR CR-4-4.5        Good with deserts, ice cream and if I smoked a cigar.

St. Francis Winery & Vineyard-Port-Sonoma County-California-2006-$18.00-A big spicy nose of dark fruit, dark black in color.  A smooth, enjoyable Port, dark berries, plum, caramel, vanilla and spice.   Unusual blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel for a port.   I visited their winery a few years back, beautiful property, great tasting room.              NR          CR-4.5          Good with deserts, ice cream, cigars.

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