2005 Scott Harvey Forté, Port Style Wine
Produced in the traditional Late Bottled Vintage Port style from 100% Portuguese varieties. Being a European trained winemaker, I will not use European appellation names such as Champagne and Port for wines we produce in California. Therefore, we have come up with the name Forté for our port style wine. Starts out with cherry licorice and cinnamon spice flowing into vanilla and tobacco with a mid palate of English hard candies and fresh straw. Soft tannins flow into a long sweet black plum finish. Perfect companion to nuts and a salty blue cheese.