Once more, Brian Carter’s Port-style program stands side by side with the best in the Northwest. His traditional approach layers Touriga Naçional (50%), Tinta Roriz (19%) and Souzao (17%) with Tinto Cão for a theme of sweet plum, cordial cherry, berry compote, campfire smoke and mint tea. All of the components work together as the fruit, the sugar, tannin structure and alcohol don’t stick out in any direction. Awards: Cascadia International (best of class/double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), Savor NW (best of class).
Rating: Double Platinum, 96 points
Production: 295 cases