Colares, Lisboa

Manuel José Colares

Casta Ramisco 1997

Lighter in color than the much older 1969, but much more expressive aromatically, dusty, sandy red-fruited aromas, flavors tend toward red-fruit as well, more of an elegant style of Ramisco, long finish, this seems at peak, or close to it (but I have more bottles, so will check in again within a year). Both of these are amazing at 11% ABV!! — 11 days ago

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Viuva José Gomes da Silva & Filhos

Collares Ramisco 2013

I cannot describe how excited I’ve been for this bottle.

From Portugal’s tiny Colares wine region, this is the famed Ramisco grape, grown in vines in the sands off the coast of Sintra. Back when phylloxera destroyed most of Europe’s grapevines, these survived as the parasite couldn’t make its way in the sands the grapevines grew in. The Portuguese crown then nationalized the wine- unique to Portugal- and used it in diplomacy as a form of soft power.

The wine starts with a roughness that smooths into a beautiful, medium bodied flavour of black cherry and blackberry. Think of a juicy California Pinot Noir that manages the punch of a Rioja.

A wine worthy of its great history.
— 2 months ago

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YES!@Vin d’Ottawa Now if only I can get my hands on some of Colares whites….

Casa Santos Lima

Lisboa Castelão Blend 2017

Pat A

That's good, semi dry, easy drinking — 4 months ago

Viuva José Gomes da Silva & Filhos

Reserva Tinto Collares Ramisco 1969

This is the third (and last) bottle of 1969 we’ve tried in the past 5 years, and the first starting to show some clear decline, with a green asparagus note that shows on the palate and into the medium-long finish, but still, 55-year-old Ramisco?!?! Wow! — 11 days ago

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Casa Santos Lima

Colossal Reserva Syrah Blend 2019

Deep purple color.
Aromas of black berry fruit, savory herb, peppercorn.
Dry. Flavors of cassis, baked blueberry, subtle vanilla, pepper, soft savory herb

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 3 months ago

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Quinta da Fonte Bela

Paxis Red Blend 2020

2020 with Deb on March 17.2024 — a month ago

Casa Santos Lima

Reserva Confidencial Red Blend 2017

Wine that Nancy brought was great! — 2 months ago

Vidigal Wines

Porta 6 Vinho Tinta Roriz Blend

All three P’s. A tasty treat. — 3 months ago