Ribatejano, Portugal

Aphros

Vinhão 2018

So yummy! The first day we opened it, it was super funky - sour cherries and sausage?? It was also so silky and bubbly that first day. But after 2 days, it lots that weird meaty/farmy taste and became just a beautiful, rich, bright wine and didn’t lose its bubble :) ripe strawberries, cherries, rounded tannins. What an adventure! — 10 days ago

Tiago Teles

Raiz Macerado Loureiro

I don’t necessarily feel like I need to eat with this, but if I did it would be salami — a day ago

Quinta da Serradinha

Vinho Regional Lisboa Red Blend 2015

Wow. Fresh and bursting with purple flowers, dark cherries, ripe strawberry, soil. Portugal delivers on the value front once again. And they put a ladybug on the cork! It’s the details — 6 days ago

Adam, Vanessa and 10 others liked this

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. — 18 days ago

Arden, Andrew and 7 others liked this

Esporão

Reserva Aragonês Blend 2016

This “barny”, dry red boasts a very unique flavor and mouth feel. It’s dusty, leathery with a bite of fruit. It’s definitely, not for everyone but it’s fantastic for me. — a day ago

Vinha do Cais da Ribeira

Reserva Douro Red Blend 2015

Douro Reserva Port Barrel finish. Deep, near black hazy purple. Abundant, port-like nose of dark berries and patent leather. Dark fruit, vanilla, and patent leather reign on the full-bodied palate. Medium tannins. Medium minus acidity. Tastes like a light Port, which is understandable given the varieties and production method. Best with hearty neat stews or roasts, but a nice lighter cigar will work, too. Drink now through 2030. Yes, that’s what I wrote. — 11 days ago

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Mavem

Grape Brandy 2015

An exceptional surprise.
Very smooth, extraordinary well balanced between vanilla, macapan and orange, and still with a long final body.
Bronze - International Wine & is a Spirit Competition 2019
— 15 days ago

Luis Seabra Vinhos

Xisto Cru Tinto Red Blend 2013

Very dark in color. Nose mostly of mineral with little fruit. Red fruit on the palate-strawberry, raspberry and cherry. The acid mineral skeleton sets off the fruit. A well defined presentation. ABV 12.5%. Luis Seabra makes some of the most interesting wines coming from the Iberian Peninsula. 4* — 7 days ago

Judy Wagonfeld
with Judy
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Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

Very dark in color. Nose mostly of mineral with little fruit. Red fruit on the palate-strawberry, raspberry and cherry. The acid mineral skeleton sets off the fruit. A well defined presentation. ABV 12.5%. Luis Seabra makes some of the most interesting wines coming from the Iberian Peninsula. 4*
Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

Mineral and acid driven with bright red fruits and spice. Multi-grape blend from a great new wave wine maker.

Folias de Baco

Uivo Douro Tinto Vinhas Velhas Red Blend 2016

“It sang to me” she told me to write.

More like the constant echo of “it’s a fox! it’s a fox!”

Blueberry pie, baking spices, cool red cherries.

Like I’m foraging in the wilderness and a fox points me in the direction of a shrouded bush of berries it knows to be cranberry like. Linear in its complexity for me, a few notes not worth expounding on, but drinkable to the utmost. Bursting with fruit flavor. The red starburst of wine.

Mistletoe is starting to peek its head out just like our two foxes.
— 13 days ago

Eric, Josh and 7 others liked this

Galodoiro

Vinho Regional Lisboa

Beautiful— medium body, well-balanced, soft tannins, yum! — 8 days ago

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