Varietal: 50% Touriga Nacional, 50% Souzâo
Appellation: Yakima Valley
Hallelujah is made with the Portuguese varietals Touriga Nacional and Souzão from Uplands Estate on Snipes Mountain. It was aged for 22 months in 25% new French oak. Deeply concentrated with great length, Hallelujah is hedonistic, balanced, rich and nuanced. The nose is loaded with orange liqueur, raisins, exotic flowers and cedar leading to silky flavors of licorice, blackberry, cherry, caramel, cinnamon, bittersweet chocolate and tobacco. Will age beyond most of humanity.
Food Pairing: Stilton on walnut toast, simply.
Movie Pairing: Captain Fantastic
We started tinkering with Portuguese varietals in 2010 to make a fortified dessert wine, primarily for winemaker dinners. 50% Touriga Nacional, 50% Souzāo, plus 188 proof grape spirits makes for some pretty deep powerful age worthy deliciousness. Named Hallelujahbecause that's how we feel when we've had a lovely multi-course dinner, are sitting with a fine buzz and then we get served that little something extra in the form of a port. Hallelujah!