So tasty and smooth. No bitter tastes — 7 months ago
Light and fresh with a hint of spritz — 3 years ago
Surdyk’s review. Dow’s “Vale do Bomfim” (Duoro) (Douro) Portugal is a prolific wine country, best known for its sweet dessert wine that we call “Port.” World famous in its many styles, Port is sweet and fortified, prized for its rich flavors and lush texture. Portugal also has fabulous dry red wine, somewhat under the radar of most of our customers. Dow’s “Vale do Bomfim” is made with the same grapes and sourced from the same historic Douro Valley that gives us Dow’s great Ports. Portugal’s indigenous grapes – Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, and Tinto Cão – are names that should pique your interest and draw you to this imported discovery. Picked by hand and manually sorted with great care, the grapes are fermented in small vats. The resulting wine has complexity and style. Portugal’s Douro Valley has consistently good climate and growing conditions almost every year. The 2011 vintage was exceptional and it really shows in this wine. The flavors are dynamic and the tannic structure is soft and silky. This is a really good wine for all occasions, and you’ll love the price and value here. $8.49 purchased Spring 2017 ($14.49) — 4 years ago
Naked wines. A huge fan of this rose! — 7 months ago
Very nice Bergerac. — 3 years ago
Interesting pique flavor. Great value wine — 4 years ago
Super bueno... Bien mieux que ma dernière tentative (un 2002).
50 balles sur table. Ça pique quand même. — 5 years ago
Sour cherry on the nose & palate. Flat, tart front that quickly becomes a beautiful smoked raspberry, leather, blueberry, currant, violet, & milk chocolate. Medium bodied with a medium acidity. Doesn’t linger on the palate. Light and easy to drink, yet complex enough to pique my interest. — a year ago
This new vintage of this excellent rose blend is equal to the priors - light, smooth, easy drinking,and dry,. It has flavors of dry strawberries and rose water. I could easily drink this any time of day. — 4 years ago
All the things I love in a skin contract white wine. This eschewes the more common apricotty notes in favor of confit lemon and Mandarin orange, backed by great texture, tart acidity and a kiss of Brett. Evolves dynamically over the course of the evening, always showing a new pique of interest. Wine for lambic lovers.
NB: Stand this up for a while and carefully open and decant - otherwise you'll end up with a hazy, New England style IPA situation. — 5 years ago