2012 Forté – Zinfandel Dessert Wine

Unti Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County  |  $24 (375ml)

 

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We made our inaugural dessert wine, the 2012 Forté Zinfandel, in the style of traditional port wines. Our 2012 Forté combines the rich red/dark fruit flavors of the 2012 Unti Vineyard Zinfandel with luscious natural grape sugars, fortified with the warmth and depth of grape brandy.

The 2012 Forté, sourced from the same old-vine vineyard as our 2010, 2011, and 2012 Unti Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel vintages, shows the same vibrant aromas and fresh flavors of raspberry, blackberry, pomegranate, strawberry, and currant, with pleasant spiciness on the finish.  Typical of port-style wines, this wine’s structure and naturally pleasant sweetness allow it to pair wonderfully with a variety of cheeses, nuts, and chocolates. Likewise, it can stand entirely on its own as a fulfilling after-dinner dessert.