Van Duzer Vineyards Unveils Limited Edition Perplexity for the Holidays

Willamette Valley-Based Winery Releases American Made Port-Style Wine

Portland, Oregon, UNITED STATES

DALLAS, OR--(Marketwire - December 3, 2008) - Van Duzer Vineyards, a family winery in Oregon's Willamette Valley, has released Perplexity, a mellow after dinner wine made from traditional Portuguese Port grapes. Perplexity boasts honeyed impressions of mulled plum and blackberry fruit, tempered by layers of anise, bitter chocolate and hints of tobacco reminiscent of a humidor. Available for $50 at Van Duzer Vineyards or online at, Perplexity comes wrapped in a ready-to-mail presentation box, making it a distinguished gift for any wine aficionado this holiday season.

"Van Duzer is known for its Oregon Pinot Noir, but we wanted to create a special wine for our friends this holiday season," said Van Duzer owner, Carl Thoma. "The grapes we used -- Souzão, Tinta Cão, Valdepeñas and Tourigal -- are rarely cultivated in the U.S. and possess impressive complexity and aging possibility."

Perplexity was made from an acre of benchland vineyards on the historic Parducci Ranch in Ukiah, Calif. One hundred cases were made of the 2001 vintage. Perplexity pairs well with dry cheeses, figs, walnuts and dried fruits. The wine can be served now or cellared for another 10 years.

About Van Duzer Vineyards

Van Duzer Vineyards is an Oregon family winery and 100 percent estate vineyard in the Willamette Valley. Its vineyards in the foothills of the Van Duzer Corridor are the first to benefit from maritime breezes each summer evening. The cool microclimate stamps Van Duzer wines with a bright fruit character, generous complexity and pleasing balance. The Thoma family practices sustainable farming on the vineyard and has been endorsed by internationally recognized LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe. For more information, please visit

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