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.[1] 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.

started 2/7/2011

Published on February 7, 2011 at 2:59 PM  Comments (2)  

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  1. Cute Barrel. How Big? I love your blog, I check it very often for updates on your somewhat unorthodox concoctions. Love it!

    • Hi-
      Thanks- The wonderful folks at winepress.us call me “Master of Unique wines”

      It is a 1 gallon barrel.

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