"Despite the enormous influence of California's wineries, too few specialize in premium wines at value prices. One that does is Cartlidge and Browne. Avoiding extra oak and other types of manipulation used by some vintners, Cartlidge & Browne produces fruity, pure, and vibrant wines that reflect varietals' personalities.
This is an enjoyable fortified dessert wine made in a Port style. It has noticeable cherry in the nose but also a spice- caramel character. Not as big or dark as a Porto but nice nonetheless. My rating -- 88