Flavors of red currants, black cherry and wild Italian plum are complemented by a touch of vanilla and toast that linger in the long, silky finish. Notes of rose petal and savory herbs are intensified with decanting. This elegant, balanced offering is the ultimate food wine. Try it with grilled salmon, roast duck, pork tenderloin or soft-ripened cheeses.
Recipe PairingsPlanked Miso-Glazed Salmon with Bok Choy
Monterey, Central Coast, California, United States
Fortified wines, such as Sherry and Port, are made by adding brandy – which is basically just wine that's been distilled, so it becomes a sort of grape vodka. Adding that back to a wine is what "fortifies" it.