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Fouled Anchor Port

Fouled Anchor Port
Wine Specs
Varietal
NV Port
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Acid
0.54grams per 100ml
pH
3.78
Bottling Date
March 24, 2015
Alcohol %
18
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SKU: 6 35552 81000 7
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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

Wine Specs
Varietal
NV Port
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Acid
0.54grams per 100ml
pH
3.78
Bottling Date
March 24, 2015
Alcohol %
18
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our Non-Vintage Fouled Anchor Port is blended from 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2014 vintages. The bouquet contains aromas of Chocolate covered cherries, cloves, cinnamon, coffee liquor, vanilla and tobacco. On the palate sweet candy liquor flavors are pronounced and lead to mellow oak notes with a pleasant acidic tang that allows for a lengthy finish. 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 39% Malbec, 23% Syrah, 21% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc – a different grape each year. A ship doesn’t want a fouled anchor, but you will enjoy untangling this delicious blend.
Awards
"Excellent" - Wine Press Northwest - October 2015 Silver Medal - Washington State Wine Competition - June 2011
Winemaker Notes
Grapes were crushed to small fermenters and punched down vigorously 3 to 4 times per day in order to extract as much flavor as possible before pressing and then stopping the fermentation with high proof brandy spirits. The port wine was then aged in aroma neutral French oak barrels until this blend was made. Topping of the barrels occurred monthly.
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