‘Reserve’ is technically a designation for a premium style of Ruby Port. Ruby is typically the youngest, freshest, and least expensive of all port styles. Some rubies see no wood at all, though reserves, including Churchill’s, see some wood aging—just not enough to truly oxidize. Churchill’s Reserve is a field blend of traditional varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca and Tinta Francisca. It’s fermented in granite lagares until reaching 99 g/L of residual sugar, when it’s fortified with neutral grape spirit to 19.5% alcohol and raised in seasoned oak casks for just three years before bottling.