rich dessert wine made from our own Frontenac grapes, fortified with
grape spirits, in the style of traditional Portuguese dessert
wines. Wonderful with dark chocolate, berries, or all by itself.
is a dessert wine made in the style of traditional dessert wines of
Portugal, which are called Port. For many years wines in this style
made around the world were often called port, but in 2006 the US signed
a trade agreement with the European Community on Trade in Wine which
disallows the use of the term Port for new wines (wines before 2006 are
grandfathered in) made by anyone outside of Portugal.
For this reason we were forced to turn in a different direction for
naming our new dessert wine, and we chose to turn Starboard.
Made with our our home grown Frontenac grapes (which we are not allowed
to list as "estate grown" on our labels because we are not in an
officially designated AVA [American Viticultural Area]), and fortified
with grape spirits, this lush, rich, dessert wine is great now and will
get even better with age if you'd like to add it to your cellar for
future special occasions.
Starboard Marinated Chicken