Hundred Acre, Napa Valley, Fortification (Port) 2006
96 Points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2006 Fortification is more perfumed and graceful while still bringing serious intensity and depth. It offers a fabulous bouquet of chocolate covered blueberries, cherries, cigar wrapper, cedarwood, and candied figs. This full-bodied, opulent, layered, incredibly nuanced fortified wine is like a mix between a vin doux naturel from the Roussillon and a mature vintage Port.
95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Fortification sports a medium tawny color and rip-roaring nose of baked black cherries, dried mulberries, hoisin, blackcurrant cordial and fig paste with hints of star anise, chocolate box, sandalwood and new leather. Full-bodied and concentrated, with a gorgeous velvety texture, the flavors are superbly and seamlessly interwoven into the sweetness without the least bit of heaviness, and it finishes with epically long-lingering spicy layers.