Fouled Anchor Port
Dried cherries, raisins, honey and maple syrup are the heart of this powerful Port style fortified wine. The mouth is sweet, velvety and finishes on dark, juicy plums. Racy and elegant like a pure breed stallion.
This first bottling is a "solera style" of the 02, 03, 04, 05 and 06 vintages aged in neutral French barrels since their individual harvest.
The term “Fouled Anchor” is when a ship’s anchor snags or becomes “entangled” preventing one from leaving, or opening a port. This Non-Vintage Port is thus an entanglement of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, a different grape each year. A ship doesn’t want a fouled anchor, but you will enjoy untangling this delicious blend.
The “Fouled Anchor” is the emblem worn by Chief Petty Officers in the US Navy. All Naval Officers know that their ultimate success revolves around the abilities of their Chief Petty Officers. This Fouled Anchor Port is therefore in celebration of all the Chief Petty Officers that owners, Bob and Crista Claar Whitelatch, have worked with (the Chiefs would say “for”) in their combined 51 years of Naval Service. This Non-Vintage Port is the product of the last six harvests. It is a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, a different grape each year, depending on which one will add the most to the blend. Enjoy!
“Fair Winds and Following Seas”.
Captain Crista Claar Whitelatch, USNR Ret
Lieutenant Commander R C Whitelatch, SWO USN Ret
100% WHITE BLUFFS VINEYARD
"Excellent" - Wine Press Northwest - October 2015
Silver Medal - Washington State Wine Competition - June 2011
WINE MAKING NOTES
T/A - 0.56 gr./100ml