Tawny Port

Front Runners September 2015: Cellar Notes

Layered Legacy Few wines have followed a longer path to the cellar than Patriarch by Frank Family Vineyards ($225, frankfamilyvineyards.com), a 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon whose story begins in 1916, when Hy Frank was born in New York City. As a young man, Hy joined the invasion of Normandy; on returning home, he founded his […]

Messenger in a Bottle

Taylor Fladgate uncorks a vanished century with its latest release of tawny port. Typically, tawny ports reflect the average age of their blended wines, with 10, 20, 30, and 40 years being the standard figures. However, some tawnies possess such exceptional structure that they are held back and used sparingly to lend added depth to older […]