Wine of the Week: Narrow Gate Vineyards' Chocolate Splash


I happened upon a very unusual wine this week. Narrow Gate Vineyards in Placerville makes a product called “Chocolate Splash,” a Port blend infused with 1.25% “bittersweet natural chocolate essence.” It tastes a bit like melted chocolate with a frisky kick – sweet, intense, but not overpowering, it’s an entertaining and intriguing alternative to a traditional dessert wine. Chocolate Splash (available in a pretty 500ml bottle) would be a great holiday gift for fellow wine lovers; or a fun quaff to share with friends at your next dinner party.