Woodbridge Portacinco California 1999
Complex nuances of deep blackberry, vanilla, chocolate, caramelized nuts, and spices weave through the aromas and sweet flavors of Woodbridge 1999 Portacinco. We have made the wine from five traditional Portuguese grape varieties that are rarely cultivated in America: 62% Touriga Nacional, 13% Bastardo (also known as Trousseau), 12% Alvaralhao, 10% Souzao, and 3% Tinta Cao. The selection of the finest brandy, and the timing of the additions for greatest complexity, contribute to our own unique style. In 1999, we aged each variety separately in small oak barrels for 20 months before marrying the wines to create our Portacinco.
Thirty years ago, Robert Mondavi set out to establish a wine culture in America by putting great California wine on every table. Invigorated by the success of Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley, in 1979 he established the Woodbridge Winery near his childhood home of Lodi, California.