Caves São João

Caves São João

Reserva Quinta do Poço do Lobo Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Nose has ripe blackberry, smashed blueberry, dark chocolate, black currant jam, old tanned leather and moist soil.

Palate has warmed plum, over-ripe blackberry, black-red currant jam with medium tannins and a long finish. Amazing wine, needs another 10+ years of relaxing still. Rustic, but complex.

Never would we have guessed the age of this wine even remotely accurate! Nose and palate of Cabernet with maybe 12-15 years of age, not 25! Damn you exquisite Portuguese wines, why must you be able to hold on so long!? Fresh yet complicated, like a high school sophomore.

Paired with a great sirloin from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm). Well salted and rested before hitting a hot grill for a great sear, then over to the cool side, 15m total and done to a sexy, medium-rare.

Cork pulled, 5h rest, then +2h decant. Needs 4-5h in the decanter for subsequent bottles.

Future bottles should be 2025+, minimum
— 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Pinotman /// Andreas Andreas you're not a well grilled beef fan?
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Not good for me. Per my Physicians advise.
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

There are other reasons but this is not the site to discuss.

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Reserva Quinta do Poço do Lobo Baga Blend

Yummy red! Perfect with pork ❤️ — 2 years ago

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Quinta do Poço do Lobo Red Blend 1995

That was fun @$72 on list. Eclectic selection #birba. Dry. Medium to full. Sandalwood. — 2 years ago

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Poço do Lobo Arinto 1991

Needs time to open up but evidence of Arinto’s aging potential. Displaying classic notes of oxidized apples, citrus juice and preserved citrus peel. Saline on the finish. — 4 months ago

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Porta dos Cavaleiros Dão Red Blend

1985. Tomado em Campinas. Com Gustavo e Patrícia — 6 months ago

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Frei João Bairrada Baga Blend 1985

Initially very flat, showing mostly woody/herbaceous tones but given a little air the fruit emerges. Sour cherry and cedar, hint of balsamic. Quite nice — 8 months ago

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Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

I’ve heard it was a pretty good year...

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Luiz Costa Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Lovely. Drier than a Prosecco or cava. Much better, frankly. Dry up front, creamy underneath. 2015 vintage. — 6 months ago

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Quinta do Poço do Lobo Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

Very very interesting. Cab from Portugal, aged in concrete. Full fruit expression, has more Merlot and Bordeaux qualifies then can. Great fruit, not over powering. Really really like. Changes throughout the bottle. $100 at Bell’s — 7 months ago

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Frei João Bairrada Vinho Tinto

This wine is amazing! Pleasing to the pallet and the same age as me lol! — 2 years ago

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Frei Joao Reserva White Blend 1974

Jeremy Shanker
9.1

Still fresh! — 3 years ago

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