NV Everett Ridge Estate Port

NV Everett Ridge Estate Port

Dry Creek Valley

Rare Find, CA-Grown Portuguese Varietals!

$14.99
Retail Price
$30.00
Savings
50%



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VARIETAL: Port

ALCOHOL: 18.00%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

92 Insider Points

Reviews:

Touriga Nacional · Touriga Franca · Tinta Roriz · Tinta Barroca

Why We're Drinking It:

Fads come and go. Wineries, too. Some of them way before their time. Everett Ridge and its sibling estate Esterlina sold last year along with all of the bottled wine made by the incomparable Sterling family. Invino wasted no time in warehousing all that we could from this great Sonoma winemaking clan. Of the limited releases were we able to grab at auction, the one with the greatest longevity is this, 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.
  • 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.

Fads come and go. Wineries, too. Some of them way before their time. Everett Ridge and its sibling estate Esterlina sold last year along with all of the bottled wine made by the incomparable Sterling family. Invino wasted no time in warehousing all that we could from this great Sonoma winemaking clan. Of the limited releases were we able to grab at auction, the one with the greatest longevity is this, 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.
  • 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.

Touriga Nacional · Touriga Franca · Tinta Roriz · Tinta Barroca

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.