Ficklin's Aged 10 Years Tawny Port is a true, aged Tawny Port. Lot No. 1 was first released in the Fall of 1995, and now Lot No. 11 is available. This wine has spent at least a full 10 years in small American oak cooperage. Comprised of wines from 1984 through 1993, it is a wine that is currently showing the full potential and character of a fine wood-aged Port. Of the four Portuguese varieties that Ficklin Vineyards uses to create it's premium California Ports, only two are featured in this wine, the Tinta Madeira, and the Touriga. Winemaker Peter Ficklin has built a solera system of 160 barrels so that this wine will be available now and for future generations.
Ficklin Vineyards Tawny is gentle and sweet and represents a great tradition...Wood aging has given the wine depth and complexity, a soft golden hue and a sugary fruit taste that masks its tannin and alcohol. It shows to good advantage when served with blue cheese or fruitcake."