DFJ Vinhos

Portada Winemaker's Selection Lisboa Red Blend

8.8314 ratings
8.74 pro ratings
Lisboa, Portugal
Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Castelão, Pinot Noir, Touriga Nacional
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Brian Ager

Fig and ripe red fruits along with hints of cedar on the finish. Although a bit jammy this wine is sure to be a crowd pleaser but still has enough complexity to be interesting to a more discerning pallate as well. Once again a great value from Portugal! ($6) [9/24/16]

Fig and ripe red fruits along with hints of cedar on the finish. Although a bit jammy this wine is sure to be a crowd pleaser but still has enough complexity to be interesting to a more discerning pallate as well. Once again a great value from Portugal! ($6) [9/24/16]

6 people found it helpfulSep 24th, 2016
David Gardner

We enjoyed this Costco special.

We enjoyed this Costco special.

3 people found it helpfulSep 13th, 2016
Dennis P.

Wow, review number 100, a mile stone. I've stuck with this app. Thanks to all the great people who make it special.

I picked this wine because I never tried one from Portugal before.

On the nose its black berry, cigar box and earth. The taste is dark cherry, pepper, leather and herb. Medium bodied, ruby in color. An interesting q.p.r. red blend. Paired with chicken, mixed veggie and pappardelle dish.

Wine enthusiast has it at 90, but I need to lower my score because its a bit too peppery for my taste.

12% ABV.

News Flash! After 2 days vacuum sealed in the fridge, the strong pepper taste is now mild. The fruit is more ripe, and now we taste smoke. Amazing, I bump the rating to 8.8

Wow, review number 100, a mile stone. I've stuck with this app. Thanks to all the great people who make it special.

I picked this wine because I never tried one from Portugal before.

On the nose its black berry, cigar box and earth. The taste is dark cherry, pepper, leather and herb. Medium bodied, ruby in color. An interesting q.p.r. red blend. Paired with chicken, mixed veggie and pappardelle dish.

Wine enthusiast has it at 90, but I need to lower my score because its a bit too peppery for my taste.

12% ABV.

News Flash! After 2 days vacuum sealed in the fridge, the strong pepper taste is now mild. The fruit is more ripe, and now we taste smoke. Amazing, I bump the rating to 8.8

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2019
John J
8.7

Balanced but not complex, and not as fruit-driven as many Portuguese wines I've tasted. Softer, cherry laden notes and mild tannins, easy drinking. Day 2 a bit softer yet.
This is good, but many other Portuguese value wines offer more depth of flavor. Drink it now, I don't see improvement with age.

Balanced but not complex, and not as fruit-driven as many Portuguese wines I've tasted. Softer, cherry laden notes and mild tannins, easy drinking. Day 2 a bit softer yet.
This is good, but many other Portuguese value wines offer more depth of flavor. Drink it now, I don't see improvement with age.

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2017
A T R
8.1

A little too sweet too for everyday drinking but delicious and juicy nonetheless.

A little too sweet too for everyday drinking but delicious and juicy nonetheless.

1 person found it helpfulApr 12th, 2016
Ainsley Clement

Low to medium acidity. Jalapeño pepper and cherry notes. Tastes of cranberry and blackberries.

Low to medium acidity. Jalapeño pepper and cherry notes. Tastes of cranberry and blackberries.

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Gregory Fulchiero

Some red, blue and black fruit, jammy with high residual sugar, could be mistaken for Zinfandel. Only 1/2 glass please

Some red, blue and black fruit, jammy with high residual sugar, could be mistaken for Zinfandel. Only 1/2 glass please

Dec 28th, 2016
Kate Amari

Jammy/fruit forward but balanced with some earthiness. Smooth lingering finish, hint of pepper. Lighter body.
Very drinkable with and without food.

Jammy/fruit forward but balanced with some earthiness. Smooth lingering finish, hint of pepper. Lighter body.
Very drinkable with and without food.

Feb 5th, 2021
Dawn Cole

Too sweet for me.

Too sweet for me.

Jan 16th, 2021
Simen L Stangeland

Silky mouth feel, taste of dark berries and spice. Low on tannins and easily drinkable.
A good all-round wine.

Silky mouth feel, taste of dark berries and spice. Low on tannins and easily drinkable.
A good all-round wine.

Dec 30th, 2020