The Grand Finale
Although there’s no snow on the ground outside, the cooler temps have moved in, setting the stage for cooler weather wines. Staring into my wine fridge this evening, I decided to pull the cork on a Texas Tawny Port produced by Landon Winery. Located in historic downtown McKinney, Texas, Landon Winery is an award-winning, family-owned operation.
The 2002 Grand Finale retails for $49.99, and clocks in at 22% alcohol. I’m usually not a big fan of port-style wines, but the Texas Tawny conjured up thoughts of the holidays around the fireplace with friends and family. A dessert wine in the tradition of ruby port wines, the nose seduced with aromas of cinnamon, oak, and caramel. In the mouth, rich flavors of plum, cherry, toasted almond, and vanilla combine to create the perfect, sophisticated, after dinner drink. Cheers!
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