2011 Kenneth Volk Touriga Nacional
This is Ken Volk's take on the Portuguese grape Touriga Nacional, which is traditionally used for both table and Port wine production. This Touriga comes from the Pomar Junction (Paso), Silvaspoons (Lodi) and Huero Huero Vineyards (Paso), far from their native soils in the Douro and Dao River Valleys. Aged in a combination of French and Hungarian oak barrels, ranging in age, for 16 months. Winemaker notes: "This wine is light purple in color and has aromas of violets, red plum and berries. On the palate, it has flavors of cherry, plum and Earl Grey tea, and finishes with firm, fine grained tannins."