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1096 Port

1096 Port Wine Details

Description: “1096” Port is the culmination of 1096 days exposure to full Texas weather including intense heat and sunlight, freezing rain, dust, drought and tornados. The Port laid down in small oak casks in the open has created a deep color, rich mouth feel, density, aroma and flavor unmatched in any other Port. Texas Original Black Spanish ™ grapes supply the juice basis for this exciting new entry into the Port world.

Varietal Definition
This red-fleshed grape is a popular variety in Texas, where it is sometimes blended with Ruby Cabernet to make red table wine. It is highly resistant to Pierce’s disease, which makes it a good match for the hot and often humid Texas climate. It thrives best in deep, sandy soils. Originally, Black Spanish was used as a wine at Communion. At one time, along with Mission, Lenoir was one of Texas’s most planted varietals. Acreage in the state is now on the decline, although it still maintains a presence in the state, particularly in the few wineries located near the Gulf of Mexico.


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