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Philip Carter Winery

2012 Devil Tavern
10-Year Aged Port-Style Wine

2012 Devil Tavern

Having aged 10 years in barrel, this wine has a complexity hard to find anywhere else. A distinct nuttiness comes from the extended aging & associated oxidation. This aging process leads to more well-integrated flavors of vanilla & caramel. Lots of prune, raisin, & date notes linger on the finish. This wine is the result of an ambitious & time-consuming undertaking. Crafting a ten-year tawny style port begins with making a wine with the composition to age that long, & then requires the patience to wait. The wine sat undisturbed in the barrel for ten years before being racked twice & bottled. Because of its composition & not being filtered, it will continue to evolve in the bottle for years to come.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Chambourcin
Appellation
Fauquier County
Vineyard Designation
Philip Carter Vineyard
Sugar
50 g/L
Acid
5 g/L
pH
3.8
Aging
10 years in used Bourbon Whiskey Barrels from A. Smith Bowman Distillery
Fermentation
Fortified with unaged grape brandy during fermentation to preserve natural sugars.
Bottling Date
3/29/22
Residual Sugar
5%
Alcohol %
18.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Having aged 10 years in barrel, this wine has a complexity which is hard to find anywhere else. A distinct nuttiness comes from the extended aging and associated oxidation. This aging process leads to more well integrated flavors of vanilla and caramel, while also making the high alcohol content less obvious. Lots of prune, raisin, and date notes linger on the finish.
Vineyard Notes
100% Chambourcin
Production Notes
71 Cases Bottled
Winemaker Notes
This wine is the result of an ambitious and time consuming undertaking. To craft a ten year tawny style port begins with making a wine with the composition to age that long, and then requires the patience to wait. The wine sat undisturbed in barrel before ten years before being racked twice and then bottled. Because of its composition and it not being filtered, it will continue to evolve in the bottle for years, and decades, to come.
Food Pairing Notes
Wonderful with bread based desserts like bread pudding, pecan pie, and crème brulee. With the amount of complexity in this wine, it will make an outstanding dessert on its own or paired with a fine cigar.
Other Notes
Recommended Best drink/ageing timeline: Now through 2042, possibly longer.

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