Aristo Wine -- Lodi 2016 Ruby Port
17.05% Alcohol by Volume.
Nose: The delightful bouquet smells of candied black cherry, mixed berries and cream pie, and chocolate fudge.
Palate: This port is loaded with sweet purple and blue fruits, berries, and finished off with dark chocolate. It displays a finely balanced mouthfeel, with sweetness and structure that juxtapose well.
Color: dark purple
About the AVA:
Located between the San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies Lodi Wine Country. 100 miles NE of the San Francisco Bay at the edge of the San Joaquin/Sacramento River Delta, cool “delta breezes” provide the region with a reliable, natural air conditioning throughout the growing season. Two major rivers originating in the Sierra Nevada mountain range feed the Lodi appellation – the Mokelumne and Cosumnes. These rivers have brought soils rich in granitic-based minerals that lend complex flavors to the wines of Lodi. It’s a region well suited for Rhone and Portugese varietals, although it most famous for its old vine Zinfandels (some planted more than 100 years ago), as well as its Zin made from younger vines.