Dão Red Blend 2015

Love it. But first a preamble.
Way back 25 years ago Spanish and Portuguese wines were an amazing bargain. They were the real deal old world wines. But then it changed and we started getting Iberian peninsula wines which were weird fruity new world things. So it was a thrill to find a wine all in Portuguese, not one designed for this market. Label not in English . The real thing. Blend of Tinto Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Jean and Alfrichiero. Earthy barnyard. Terroir. Superb.
— a year ago

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An interesting review! Cheers!🍷

Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery (William Harrison)

Sangiacomo Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2015

This Chardonnay keeps getting better and better which makes me think even more that this one still probably needs another couple of months in the bottle before it should be enjoyed with about an hour of air in the preamble. Really enjoyed this one today. This one is definitely not a butter bomb. I am getting a hint of butter on the nose, but this one is more melon and kiwi and a splash of grapefruit rind? The wine thins in the middle, which really does allow more of an allspice and nutmeg to kind of come out. The finish is acidic, but kept in check as it also has the return of that grapefruit rind character to it. Trying to leave these in storage, but it's not that helpful when you're waiting on some other people to arrive AT THE STORAGE and decide 'hmm, I wonder where this one is right now?' Still wouldn't showcase it, but come October/November 2017 this one is going to be a really intricate wine. — 4 years ago

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I'm in agreement with Mark on this one. Seems to have the stuffing of something really nice, but needs 6 months to get its act together. Not a butter chardonnays that aren't overly buttery. Fairly thin on the front and mid palate. More popcorn kernel than popcorn to me. Hope to revisit in 6 months or so!
Mark Flesher

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@Shay Aldriedge I made a mistake of underestimating the 13 and 14, so I still have quite a few of these. Will definitely revisit in 5 months.

The Preamble Wine Company

The American Spirit of Independence Red Blend 2011

My kind of wine. Nice balance. Morphing fruit. — 5 years ago

Domaine Ponsot

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2004

National Championship preamble.... — 6 years ago

David Denham

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Outstanding with the Savannah Gumbo...