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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3 thoughts on “The Grand Finale

  1. Sounds tasty! How would you say this Texas Port compares with other Ports you’ve tried? Is there anything in particular about the Texas “terroir” that makes it different?


  2. Unfortunately, I haven’t tried enough Ports to compare and contrast. I really enjoyed the Grand Finale, although at $49.99, a bit pricey to recommend to friends. Cheers!

  3. Ports in general are a bit pricey… I don’t think I’ve had enough Ports though to really know the differences between different states or regions for that matter either. In any case, Happy Holidays to you and your family!


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