Union Forte 2007
- Rated 3.5 stars
- Very Good
- Reviewed by: Rick VanSickle
- Published on: December 22, 2013
- Last modified: December 22, 2013
While Port is a widely recognized style of fortified wine, it can only be called Port if it comes from Porto. That doesn’t stop winemakers the world over from making that style of wine. The folks behind Niagara’s Union Wines have come up with a Port-style wine called Forte that is a Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend from Niagara with Ontario brandy spirit added and is finished with 18% alcohol. It has a heady nose of sweet black cherry, cassis, raspberry, bramble, red liquorice and an array of spices. It’s sweet and spicy in the mouth and loaded with red fruits, anise and kirsch, all delivered on a bed of smooth tannins. A very enjoyable after-dinner wine.