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Okanagan Valley Rollingdale Winery Fort VQA 2016 Wine Review

Okanagan Valley Rollingdale Winery Fort VQA 2016

Okanagan Valley Rollingdale Winery Fort VQA 2016

Okanagan Valley, Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $23.31

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 21%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Dessert Wine

Pricing & Stock Information

  • 597823
  • $14.57 
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Reviews and Ratings

Deborah Podurgiel rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

From Rollingdale Winery in the Okanagan Valley, B.C., something new in port-style wines. Fort (2016) is made from the winery’s certified organic estate-grown Marechal Foch red wine grapes. This fortified dessert wine is lush with ripe mulberry, blueberry on the nose and you know it’s going to be sweet. And it is, but nicely so. On the palate, it is ripe blueberries, sweet black cherries, dark plum and dark chocolate syrup wrapped up in a zesty acidity, finishing long with ripe black cherry and dark chocolate flavours. We also found that the more time we gave it to breathe the more the fruit nose and flavours developed. This fortified wine is quite smooth even at 21.4% abv and the 200ml format is just perfect for an after-dinner treat. Pair with dark chocolate studded with cocoa nibs, or dark chocolate with dried cranberry and blueberry fruit. For cheese lovers, we suggest a double crème blue cheese. Another suggestion for Fort was to create a sparkling wine cocktail for the holidays. Great price point of $20. Well done!

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