Port wine, also known as Vinho do Porto, Porto, and often simply Port is a
Portuguese style of fortified wine originating from the Douro Valley in the
northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet red wine, often
served as a dessert wine, and also comes in dry, semi-dry and white
varieties. Fortified wines in the style of port are also produced outside of
Portugal, most notably in Australia, South Africa, Canada, India, Argentina
and the United States. Under European Union guidelines, only the product
from Portugal may be labeled as Port. Elsewhere, the situation is more
complicated: wines labelled "Port" may come from anywhere in the world,
while the names "Dao", "Oporto", "Porto", and "Vinho do Porto" have been
recognized as foreign, non-generic names for wines originating in Portugal.
1. Geyser Peak Winery, 2006 Henry's Reserve Shiraz Vintage Port, -
2. California Cellars, 2007 Petite Sirah Port - Isleton, CA
3. Bogle Vineyards, 2006 Petite Sirah Port - Clarksburg, CA
4. Heringer Estates, 2006 Petite Sirah Port - Clarksburg, CA
5. Pedroncelli Winery, Port Four Grapes Dry Creek Valley Estate 2004 -
6. Cinquain Cellars, 2007 Touriga & Tinto Cao - Paso Robles, CA
7. Rios-Lovell Estate Winery, 2006 Port - Livermore Valley, CA
8. Belo Wine Company, 2002 Port - Napa Valley, CA
9. St. Amant Winery, 2006 Vintage Port - Lodi, CA
10. Pessagno Winery, 2002 Hames Valley Port - Salinas, CA
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