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bing cherries, grenadine, rose petals, allspice, milk chocolate
dried cherries, fruitcake, pomegranate, sweet cedar
flourless chocolate cake, coconut flan, cranberry-maple pudding cake with orange zest
Drink now through 2026.
Planted at the entrance to the winery, on a west facing slope with sandy loam soils, Bobcat Crossing was established in 2001. Named after co-founder Don Van Steenwyk, this is Adelaida’s interpretation of a Vintage Port.
Grapes were harvested at normal red wine Brix levels (not late harvest style) and co-fermented on native yeast. Towards the end of the primary fermentation, based on measurements of remaining residual sugar, a grape spirit is added to the must, raising the alcohol level to 20% and stopping the yeast activity. At this point the wine was moved to neutral oak barrels and rested for five full years in cask. In the port trade this would technically be called a Late Bottled Vintage Port, having spent at least four years in the barrel. Tasting of sweet red fruits and Christmas spices, it has a long penetrating finish. Drink now through 2024.