Beiras, Portugal

Caves São João

Poço do Lobo Arinto 1991

Served double-blind. The color was a darker tone of gold, showing potential signs of age but seemed to be in good physical shape. On the nose, dried fruits such apricot and citrus fruits however, it was the striking note of coconut that ultimately led me to the Iberian peninsula. I figured a Rioja made in an oxidative style such as LdH Tondonia Blanco. On the palate, again with the dried fruits accompanied by nuts. This wine was balanced and had fine acid that provided the lift necessary. When the wine was revealed, I was couldn’t help but crack a smile; what a delight to try such a fantastic dry white from Portugal that, in many ways, was very energetic at 29 years young. — 20 days ago

Arden, Andrew and 7 others liked this

Faisão

Dao Red Wine

Great value Portuguese red. Rich lush but with tannins so not cloying. Still old world but approachable. Great on its own or with all sorts of food. — 20 days ago

Douglas, Ray and 4 others liked this
Philip Patston

Philip Patston

This was 2016 by the way.

Sogrape Vinhos

Aiolas Dão Red Blend 2010

Nice wine from Trader Joe’s - slight raspberry - buy again — 17 days ago

Casa de Santar

Reserva Estate Bottled Dão Red Blend 2013

ESF
9.2

Really impressive thru vintage but this bad boy was especially strutting it’s stuff showing plenty of polish & sophistication: soaring black & blue fruit, creamy vanilla, gentle spice & warmth, little cedar & tobacco - plush, finely grained tannins, med bodied, smooth & seamless. Hot diggitty this was nice! — 6 days ago

Daniel P., Casey and 5 others liked this

Joao Pato (Duckman)

Duckman Espumante Bruto Bical Cerceal

I would gift it. I’m enjoying drinking it. And I would enjoy drinking it again.

Deceiving notes, strong apricot, tastey pits.
— 4 days ago

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Drink Me Nat Cool Bairrada Vinho Tinto

So fun playing that fruity/savory gamey (mortadella?) syrah streak. But much lighter perfect turkey pairing. — 7 days ago

Severn, Iwan and 5 others liked this

Quinta da Boavista

Orange Dao Vinho Branco Rufia 2019

Light orange wine, soft tannins.
Floral, citrucy and delicate.
One of the only orange wine i can say i could've drink an second bottle right away!
— a day ago

Joao Pato (Duckman)

'Kite Duck' Beiras Baga Maria Gomes

Strong minerality, mild fruitiness — 12 days ago

Torre de Ferro

Reserva Dão Red Blend

2017 very nice. — 2 days ago

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