Cedar Ridge V is a dessert wine inspired by the Madeira wines of Portugal.
Its name is a reminder of its roots here at the winery and its connection to the land and climate. As with traditional Madeira wines of Portugal, each batch of Cedar Ridge V travels through a five-barrel Solera process for a minimum of five summers in the intense Iowa sun.
Solera is a process for aging wine by fractional blending in such a way that the finished product is a mixture of ages, with the average age gradually increasing as the process continues over many years. Our first batch has aged for more than seven years.
Must be 21 years or older to purchase.