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Ficklin Vineyards Port Blend Madera Port 1996

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Four of the most celebrated Port grape varieties are used to produce FICKLIN TINTA PORT; the fruity, almost spicy TINTA MADEIRA; the rich full bodied TOURIGA; the forthright, deeply colored SOUZAO; and the soft, delicately flavored TINTA CAO. These

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Variety: Port
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Ficklin Vineyards:
Ficklin Vineyards is primarily a family operation with Peter Ficklin guiding the family's third generation in the production of its highly regarded California port-style wines. Peter once described his duties at the winery with the following comment: "I'm the president, the winemaker and the chief bottle washer as well." The decision to keep the operation small is an important one, as each step... Read more
Ficklin Vineyards is primarily a family operation with Peter Ficklin guiding the family's third generation in the production of its highly regarded California port-style wines. Peter once described his duties at the winery with the following comment: "I'm the president, the winemaker and the chief bottle washer as well." The decision to keep the operation small is an important one, as each step receives the personal attention of the family. His appointment as president in 1991 followed the retirement of his mother, Jean Ficklin. As winemaker at Ficklin Vineyards, a position he was promoted to upon the retirement of his father David Ficklin in 1983, Peter has revived the vintage port program. In over 50 years of Ficklin's history, only eight vintage ports have been released, the most recent being the 1991 Vintage Port, that was released in 2002. From every vintage bottling, Peter holds at least 100 cases for additional cellaring and re-release at a later date. Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree in enology from the University of California at Davis in 1978. Read less

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Vintage: 1991 09/24/2008

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External Reviews for Ficklin Vineyards Port Blend Madera Port

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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Four of the most celebrated Port grape varieties are used to produce FICKLIN TINTA PORT; the fruity, almost spicy TINTA MADEIRA; the rich full bodied TOURIGA; the forthright, deeply colored SOUZAO; and the soft, delicately flavored TINTA CAO. These


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Vintage: 1991 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe 1991 Vintage Port is a blend of 43% Tinta Madeira, 31% Touriga, 18% Souzao, & 8% Tinta Cao. Prior to blending and bottling the wine spent 2 years in neutral oak tanks, while a portion of the Tinta Madeira aged in neutral 50 gal. barrels. This wine now shows a lush array of plum, cherry, tobacco, and leather.



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