Everett Ridge Estate Port NV

Everett Ridge Estate Port NV

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

Rare Gem

$14.99
Retail Price
$30.00
Savings
50%



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VARIETAL: Port

ALCOHOL: 18.00%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

92 Insider Points

Reviews:

California Port is Making a Splash

And we were quick to pick this one up from Sonoma's Everett Ridge. I was unsure at first, having only tasted the Ports of the Duoro Valley, but the NorCal producer, while paying homage to its Euro roots, has given an American spin to the wine. The New World style of the aperitif makes for an excellent after-dinner pairing, either on its own or, if you're in the mood, with savory chocolate desserts. 

A combination of the ruby and tawny styles, bringing both dark berry fruits and nutty accents to the palate. Jammy blackberry, cinnamon spice, nutmeg and raisins flowing through a full bodied experience. Drinking well now. 92 Points - JZ February '18

Why We're Drinking It:

This sums it up perfectly: God Created Dry Creek Valley So Man Could Plant Old Vine Zin Port.

Here, from Everett Ridge (its sibling estate Esterlina sold last year along with all of the bottled wine made by the incomparable Sterling family), is a Port-style wonder that not only speaks volumes about winemaker Eric Sterling’s way with wine. It’s also a decadent, delicious rarity that beats any domestic dessert drink in the marketplace today.

Whether enjoying this alongside a chocolate or nut-based sweet or in place of dessert, this Port’s subtly oxidized, blackberry compote and spice-filled aroma is reminiscent of the great non-vintage Ports of Taylor Fladgate and Grahams.  In character, the Everett Ridge Port is halfway between a tawny and ruby style, showing a late-harvest Zinfandel side, mellowed by an extended maturation in neutral oak. Gift this one, cellar it, or drink it down with good friends just as soon as the weather gets crisp once again.


Four reason we love it:

  • This Port represents the best of late-picked fruit from 100% estate-owned vineyards, fortified at the winery with a small percentage of California-made grape spirit. It's been aged 5.5 years in french oak and fortified with unaged grape brandy… just like the old country.
  • Everett Ridge was part of the Esterlina Winery umbrella, and both labels were under the auspices of four brothers in the Sterling clan, a group of dedicated vintners and proprietors of one of the country’s only African American-owned wineries. The Sterlings make history—they also make incredible cult wines from estate vineyards just outside the town of Healdsburg.
  • Everett Ridge’s winemaker Eric Sterling, M.D., worked as both a practicing emergency room physician and a talented winemaker.
  • Esterlina and Everett Ridge produced wines from a range of California’s American Viticultural Areas, including the smallest AVA in the country: Cole Ranch. In fact, Esterlina owned the only vineyard in the entire Cole Ranch appellation, making it the state’s one true Monopole.
Tasting Notes:

A wine that is rich and dark, not overly sweet, with balanced fruit. This Port is great with chocolate or fruit forward desserts. Through meticulous winemaking practices like hand-sorting each berry, small batch fermenters, and small lot oak aging before blending, this wine shows a complete, balanced portrait of the perfectly ripened fruit on the vine.

The Story to Know:

Home to the brands Everett Ridge Winery and Esterlina Vineyards & Winery, the original winery was located just off the popular Westside Road wine-tasting route and two minutes from tourism magnet Healdsburg. Newly acquired, the Dry Creek Valley winery sits on 20 acres.

Perfect Pairings:

Lovely with Chocolate and Caramel.

This sums it up perfectly: God Created Dry Creek Valley So Man Could Plant Old Vine Zin Port.

Here, from Everett Ridge (its sibling estate Esterlina sold last year along with all of the bottled wine made by the incomparable Sterling family), is a Port-style wonder that not only speaks volumes about winemaker Eric Sterling’s way with wine. It’s also a decadent, delicious rarity that beats any domestic dessert drink in the marketplace today.

Whether enjoying this alongside a chocolate or nut-based sweet or in place of dessert, this Port’s subtly oxidized, blackberry compote and spice-filled aroma is reminiscent of the great non-vintage Ports of Taylor Fladgate and Grahams.  In character, the Everett Ridge Port is halfway between a tawny and ruby style, showing a late-harvest Zinfandel side, mellowed by an extended maturation in neutral oak. Gift this one, cellar it, or drink it down with good friends just as soon as the weather gets crisp once again.


Four reason we love it:

  • This Port represents the best of late-picked fruit from 100% estate-owned vineyards, fortified at the winery with a small percentage of California-made grape spirit. It's been aged 5.5 years in french oak and fortified with unaged grape brandy… just like the old country.
  • Everett Ridge was part of the Esterlina Winery umbrella, and both labels were under the auspices of four brothers in the Sterling clan, a group of dedicated vintners and proprietors of one of the country’s only African American-owned wineries. The Sterlings make history—they also make incredible cult wines from estate vineyards just outside the town of Healdsburg.
  • Everett Ridge’s winemaker Eric Sterling, M.D., worked as both a practicing emergency room physician and a talented winemaker.
  • Esterlina and Everett Ridge produced wines from a range of California’s American Viticultural Areas, including the smallest AVA in the country: Cole Ranch. In fact, Esterlina owned the only vineyard in the entire Cole Ranch appellation, making it the state’s one true Monopole.

California Port is Making a Splash

And we were quick to pick this one up from Sonoma's Everett Ridge. I was unsure at first, having only tasted the Ports of the Duoro Valley, but the NorCal producer, while paying homage to its Euro roots, has given an American spin to the wine. The New World style of the aperitif makes for an excellent after-dinner pairing, either on its own or, if you're in the mood, with savory chocolate desserts. 

A combination of the ruby and tawny styles, bringing both dark berry fruits and nutty accents to the palate. Jammy blackberry, cinnamon spice, nutmeg and raisins flowing through a full bodied experience. Drinking well now. 92 Points - JZ February '18

92 Insider Points

A wine that is rich and dark, not overly sweet, with balanced fruit. This Port is great with chocolate or fruit forward desserts. Through meticulous winemaking practices like hand-sorting each berry, small batch fermenters, and small lot oak aging before blending, this wine shows a complete, balanced portrait of the perfectly ripened fruit on the vine.

Home to the brands Everett Ridge Winery and Esterlina Vineyards & Winery, the original winery was located just off the popular Westside Road wine-tasting route and two minutes from tourism magnet Healdsburg. Newly acquired, the Dry Creek Valley winery sits on 20 acres.

Lovely with Chocolate and Caramel.