Ficklin Vineyards Port Blend Madera Tinta Port Library Selection NV

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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

External Reviews for Ficklin Vineyards Port Blend Madera Tinta Port Library Selection

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Deep brick garnet. Medium-bodied. Balanced acidity. Moderately extracted. Mild sweetness. Raspberries, tea, brown spice. Assertively perfumed, with reasonable balance and a soft, easy mouthfeel. Finishes delicately with lingering fruit notes.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Mature, spicy flavors layer nicely with hints of tobacco and leather around a core of sweet plum and black cherry flavor. Soft, mature style of Port, delicious to drink now.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesFicklin Vineyards is the first Port wine made in the United States entirely from four Portuguese grape varieties. These celebrated Port Grapes have been selected to produce our Ficklin Old Vine Tinta Port: Tinta Madeira for its fruity, almost spicy quality; Tinta Cao for its soft delicate flavor; the aromatic Souzao for its beautiful color; and the Touriga for its rich, full flavor. The grapes reach their perfection in th family vineyards under the favorable climatic conditions of southern Madera County. From grapes off the half-century old vines, the making of wines in small lots, the aging for several years in small oak casks, and the final aging in bottles, each bottle demonstrates the wonderful care and quality we strive for.



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