*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks for the brand.
On a cold, blustery night, with a fire roaring in the wood stove, what could be better to cap off the evening than a glass of port? Not much. With daylight savings in full effect, the nights are long and dark, the only cure for which is a huge fire and a warm blanket. Some red wine and a hearty stew helps as well. On one such night we pulled out the NV Terra d’Oro Zinfandel Port. The Terra d’Oro is a 375 mL bottle with a plug cork closure, clocking in at 19% alcohol by volume and retailing for around $18.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) Chocolate covered figs, currants, and blackberries in a glass make it a fabulous complement to homemade vanilla ice cream.
2.) Pour it directly on your ice cream or drink it on the side.
3.) It’s a fun dessert wine for the price point and would make a great companion to those rousing after-holiday dinner Pictionary tournaments.
4.) Everyone will have room for at least a small taste of this wine even after the turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans, sweet potatoes, pie…..
On the nose I got chocolate, spice, pepper, blackberry, fig, plum, sage, and chocolate syrup. In the mouth I found blackberry pie, creamy vanilla, chocolate, chocolate syrup, fig, and currants. Not too sweet, not too dry, this would be great as dessert or to complement the dessert course.