Lot No. 16 - don’t know exactly what the “lot #s” mean, and the website is under construction. Vintage? But it isn’t a vintage or LBV. Predominant year in the blend? Bottled in 2018. I found this really unusual, in a good way, for a ruby port. It has a dusky, dry tannic character. But silky smooth. Reminds me of tea and raisins, and maybe dried blueberries. Really like this. — 4 months ago
Lovely wine in the typical Dönnhoff-style. Perfect balance in acidity and sweetness, very clean and bright, pure and juicy fruit, tiny pinch of Asian spice, dash of minerality, teaspoon of petrol. It's all there.
So, why the slightly indiscriminate score, you might ask?
Well, in my opinion, Dönnhoffs wines resemble the ideal son-in-law.... Attentive, friendly, homely, attractive, clever, intelligent, matches every occasion. And the wife adores 'em!
But in the end, it's lacking in personality, too easy, too neat, a tad shallow and predicable? Ah well, I think you get the picture... 🙂
— 4 years ago
White cracked pepper, red berries, juicy and funky, perfect #S.A.I.N.S. wine to start the soft opening @cityvineyardnyc — 4 years ago