João Portugal Ramos

Folias de Baco

Uivo Pt Nat Branco

Hazy pale lemon; medium intensity aromas of pear, Asian pear, green apple, green apricot; dry, high acid, low alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; fruit is quite tart, refreshing for a pet nat — 8 days ago

Daniel P., Severn and 2 others liked this

Luis Seabra Vinhos

Xisto Ilimitado Douro Branco 2018

Usually it’s a curse when your wine seller says it’s “ Chablis-esque”. Not this time. What a sensorium of fruit and layers of sea shell minerals; green apples, a bit of lemon curd; rs? Pitch perfect balance, pitch perfect price-under 27$. If this doesn’t convince you Portugal can swing with the heavy hitters,….From the Douro. — 4 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Severn, Ceccherini and 1 other liked this

Heitz Cellar

Ink Grade Napa Valely Port Blend

Surprisingly good. I was impressed by this. Rich, complex and long. Not too sweet. — 20 days ago

Severn, Jan and 7 others liked this


Vinho Rosé

Fun Portuguese rosé vinho - fresh strawberries, good minerality and that classic touch vinho verde effervescence that makes it just tasty and great with seafood. — 5 days ago

Ericsson, Josh and 5 others liked this

Luis Pato

Vinhas Velhas Baga 2016

N: Roses, tar, eucalyptus, mint, pepper, Red flowers and fruits.
P:Bracing acidity, prickly, med-light body,( are we sure this isn’t Nebbiolo?)
Cherries, Very much like a cross between Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, and Sangiovese. I think I’ve said that before.
Black raspberry fruit, fine tannins, a med finish.!
As it sits in the glass, tobacco rears it’s head. The body fleshes out a bit. Acidity recedes.
— 2 days ago

Mike, Byron and 2 others liked this

Vitor H. A. Claro

Celestino Domino Vinho Branco 2018

Nose and front of the palate are great. Savory, lemon, melon, grassy, saline, high acidity. But then the flavor just falls off a cliff and disappears. — 13 days ago

Caves São João

Quinta do Poço do Lobo Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

No formal notes. Barnyard. Mellow, leathery, cherries, smoke. — a month ago

Matthew BigbyAlsu ShakirovaGeoff Franz
with Matthew, Alsu and 1 other
Severn, ESF and 11 others liked this

Filipa Pato

3B Brut Nature Bical Berry

Our first official, post-COVID dinner with most of our old wine crew, plus new friends. No notes, but honest scores. — 6 days ago

Ericsson, Lyle and 16 others liked this
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Vinhos Barbeito

The Rare Wine Co. Charleston Sercial Special Reserve Madeira

This is a fantastic issue by Rare Wine & Co and is very representative of its style. Just please give it many more years, 7 to 10 I would say. Cool stuff and decently priced. — a month ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Ron, Severn and 2 others liked this

Luis Pato

Vinhas Velhas (Branco) Vinho Regional Beiras White Blend 2016

Revisiting this vintage, almost three years since my first review. Truly a stunning wine at this price point. It has developed a honeycomb and golden apple quality that is reminiscent of Loire chenin, and a combination of minerality and richness that suggests Alsace. But enough with the banal comparisons; this stands on its own as an outstanding white from indigenous varieties. A tad volatile, but it works well for the style. Terrific food companion and one of the finest values out there. — 18 days ago

Jason, Alex and 13 others liked this