Port wine (also known as Vinho do Porto, Porto, and often simply Port) is a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine. Like Champagne, unless made in these precise areas- It can not be called by that name.
I came up with the name “Left” from the nautical term, Port.
I will be racking and sweetening 2009- Napa~Carneros Pinot/Merlot then will add Korbel brandy in the ratio of aprox. 3:1.
I will then age it in my oak barrel- sampling it each week until the oak flavor is complimentary to the sweetness of the Fortified red wine.