Friday, February 2, 2007

2004 Benziger Port Sonoma Mountain

We bought this port on Dawns birthday wine trip to Sonoma Valley. The Benziger Winery is a must see if your planning a trip to Sonoma. This full bodied ruby red port is made from Dragonsleaf Vineyard Syrah and a splash of Shell Creek Vineyards Petite Syrah. It has an intense fruit aroma of blackberry and cherry, it is well balanced and has a nice long finish. Basically, really, really good. Sweet enough for those with a sweet tooth but not too sweet for those without. Great with dark chocolate and yes, as winemaker suggests, a nice Brie, we actually paired it with a french triple cream and it was fantastic...yes, we broke the Port rule of only pairing Port with Stilton...We're rebels like that. ;)

Alcohol: 19.5%
Total acidity: .39
pH: 3.96,
Residual sugar: 7.52.

Cost: 35$ (at winery)
Our Rating: 92

1 comment:

dawn said...

this was very yummie - i'm sorry i missed the opening of the full bottle. the little taste i had at the winery wasn't enough =)