We are on to Day 7 of the 12 Days of Wine!
We don’t often dip into fortified wines, but it’s the holidays! We are sharing with you a port style dessert wine from Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley from Trella Vineyards near Roseburg.
Trella Vineyards Barrel One, Malbec Dessert Wine, Umpqua Valley
The Barrel One was made in 2014 with their very first harvest of Malbec. They sold all of their other grapes that year and this was the only wine that they made. It was barrel-aged for 3 years, then aged in bottle for 6 years prior to release.
You can find it here on their website
It runs $45.
You get dark plum notes, black cherry, dried black currant, dried fig, blackberry, dark chocolate, nutmeg, clove, and other spices.
It is rich and delicious by itself for dessert, but our pairing knocked it out of the park.