Stellaport (NV - final rls)
Limited Release Offering
The grand finale to our drop dead sexy solera-aged fortified wine program. The last bottles in the pyramid …
This release is the final release of Stellaport. It is the ultimate time capsule, weaving together years, flavors, textures, moments of time that have spanned so much of Elephant Island Winery's history. It is elegant and rich, nuanced and layered, designed for contemplating and for savoring. Butterscotch, caramel, coconut and vanilla from prolonged barrel aging providing the perfect complement to the still fresh note of July ripened Naramata cherries. Decadent with the finest dark chocolate and exquisite with aged Manchego cheese. Cigars? As always that's your call.
The denouement to our drop dead sexy solera-aged wine program -- 15 years in the making. The solera method is a Spanish technique under which we established "mother barrels" of Stellaport out of the 2001 vintage. Each year since, 1/2 of the total volume produced out of a given vintage has been removed from the solera and bottled, and the balance of the vintage in volume returned to the solera for aging. The program ensures that the oldest wine (from the 2001 vintage), remains present in the smallest proportion, and according to Spanish philosophy "the oldest wine teaching the youngest".