"Here is another delicious Muscat crafted from a varietal blend of 88% Early Muscat and 12% Muscat Blancs á Petit Grains. The grapes were harvested at peak flavor and fermented cold to preserve Muscat’s unique aromatics (take a walk through a Muscat vineyard at harvest time, WOW!). Look for aromas and flavors of ripe peach, mandarin orange, melon, lychee and grapefruit."
This 5 Year Tawny style dessert wine was crafted from five traditional
Douro grapes grown on our estate. Five years in neutral oak fostered
development of figs, caramel, dates, and hazelnuts. Fine grained tannins
create a delicate texture which can be enjoyed with chocolates, pecan
pie, or a fine cigar.
Also available in a custom wood Gift Box with Cabruca Chocolate for the holidays. We sat down with local chocolatier Juliana Bounds and tasted through many different chocolate flavors and mixed and matched to come up with some custom chocolates paired with the delicious Tawny Port. Its a hard job, but someone has to do it!
“The only thing that should surprise me here is that some things still surprise me.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Okay, so who doesn't like a good surprise? There are few things in life more delicious than a pleasantly unexpected experience or one that exceeds your expectations. When I drink a glass of wine and discover it exists in this happy place that lies somewhere between my predictions, assumptions and reality—I realize how much I love surprises.
To be honest, not many wines surprise me these days. But when they do, it’s not something I keep to myself. The following wines are non-Pinot noir jaw-droppers that I must confess recently left me marveling at the wonder and brilliance of Oregon wine.
Abacela 2012 Albariño: Absolutely ambrosial. Walking a very thin line between creaminess, crisp acidity and rich minerality, this wine will not only dazzle you with the color of sunshine but also with the flavors of Asian pear, apricot and Razzles. Yes, Razzles. Remember the jingle? “First it’s a candy, then it’s a gum, little round Razzles are so much fun.” This Spanish-style white wine would be simply sublime with pan-seared calamari, but if you’re looking for a surprising pairing, try it with traditional Spanish tapas, such asRed Pepper Coca.