2012 Pig Stai
375ml (half) bottle.
Made in the Port style with Touriga Naçional grapes grown in the Sierra Foothills. Port style wines are made from grapes picked with a higher sugar content than grapes destined for dry red wines. When most (but not all) of the sugar has fermented into alcohol, we add unaged grape brandy - basically wine distilled and not stored in barrels - to stop the fermentation. What results is a rich, slightly sweet, yet complex wine. And yummy too!
We called it “Pig Stai” partly on a dare, partly because it was the only way El Jefe was going to get his last name on a label (at least until pigs fly). And while it doesn’t really have anything else to do with pigs, we expect that you will find it tastes great with thick smokey bacon, two farm-fresh eggs over medium, crispy hash browns, and thick-sliced sourdough toast....mmmmm, breakfast...
After pouring some into me mug, here, I see a deep red onion skin color, with a touch of brick to the edges.
Sniffy Sniff Time - Strong aromas to this wine, me hearties. It will blow your nose off if you are not careful. Getting some blueberry notes, cloves, and maybe a touch of cinnamon. Also, getting some cedar notes.
Tasty Taste Time - Smoooth. Nice big fruit, with both blue and blackberries. Also getting some black currant. Very rich tasting wine here (not that I would know since it found its way into me hold when no one was lookin', eh?).
This is a very good port wine, tastes great, and settles the stomach after gorging on some meats, and taters. I have to remember to not have too much, as it wouldn't be doin good for me to fall over in front of me crew! This is potent stuff, here.
Rubber Chicken Thoughts, by Sir Cluckles - Bawk ba-bawk bawk. Ba-Gawk! Bawk bawk bawk. Ba-Gawk-Gawk!
Bas vers le haut, Mateys...Arrrr!