Winemaker Notes - Justin Meyer, who you may know as the co-founder of Silver Oak Cellars in Napa Valley, began making port in the 1960s, and created Meyer Family Port in the 1980s. Which is produced from oldﾖvine California zinfandel with a bit of the traditional Port variety, touriga nacional. The zinfandel grapes are picked relatively early during the harvest, at approximately 24 degrees brix, to retain acidity in the finished wine. The current release 'Port 7' is a blend of vintages 1987ﾖ2001, with an average five years of oak aging and three yearsﾒ bottle age before release. Zinfandel brandy is used to fortify the wine to 18% alcohol. Tasting Notes - The Meyer Family Port wine has a rich aroma redolent of peppery zinfandel, sweet oak and the fine brandy used to arrest its fermentation. The resulting 'marriage' leaves a dessert wine of some eight percent residual sugar with a comfortable alcohol by volume of eighteen percent. The exquisite balance of fruit, oak, sugar and alcohol is soft on the palate and long and round in the finish pairing well with a variety of fine desserts especially chocolate!