Quady Starboard Batch 88 NV 375ml Rated 94WE EDITORS CHOICE
- Calculated at Checkout
- Small Format Bottles
- United States
Made from traditional Portuguese varieties, this is one of the best California Port-style wines out there, which is no surprise coming as it does from sweet wine specialist Quady. It's tremendously rich and sweet in chocolate truffle and blackberry-infused flavors, with near-perfect acidity and tannins for balance. A great success at a good price for a full, not a half, bottle.
Wine Tasting Notes
The grapes in Batch 88 are primarily Tinta Roriz from the Madera area. The vineyard is managed to give loose bunches and a small crop. The blend is smooth and soft with a chocolate raisin character. Several different vintages are used in the blend which has an average age of about 5 years. In the port business this type of blend is called "Vintage Character."