DFJ Vinhos

Portada Winemaker's Selection Lisboa Red Blend

8.8166 ratings
8.92 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]

4 people found it helpfulSep 24th, 2016
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
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
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.

Nov 2nd, 2014
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

Jun 24th, 2019
Douglas Mitchell

A little on the sweet side but very refreshing. Goes well with a beautiful sunny day 72° after a week of total rain. For $10 a bottle I will definitely buy it again. Definitely has a hint of Cherry but is very mild. This is a 2011 that we’re having here in May 2019.

A little on the sweet side but very refreshing. Goes well with a beautiful sunny day 72° after a week of total rain. For $10 a bottle I will definitely buy it again. Definitely has a hint of Cherry but is very mild. This is a 2011 that we’re having here in May 2019.

May 16th, 2019
Mike Ma

Definitely an amazing buy at $8/bottle. Bright, cherry, tart, sweet up front with a smooth finish. Will be a staple in my cellar.

Definitely an amazing buy at $8/bottle. Bright, cherry, tart, sweet up front with a smooth finish. Will be a staple in my cellar.

May 10th, 2019
ES Faiello

Pleasant surprise and unbelievable value for the $: they threw in every varietal in the region and somehow it works... gorgeous beam of kirsch liqueur and warm spice, dates & fig compote. Soft supple pliable and kinda juicy going down infinitely smooth. Not something you’re going to age - real crowd pleaser.

Pleasant surprise and unbelievable value for the $: they threw in every varietal in the region and somehow it works... gorgeous beam of kirsch liqueur and warm spice, dates & fig compote. Soft supple pliable and kinda juicy going down infinitely smooth. Not something you’re going to age - real crowd pleaser.

Mar 5th, 2019
Michelle Ross

Too sweet for my taste. Low tannin

Too sweet for my taste. Low tannin

Feb 17th, 2019
Val Flors

Light body.

Light body.

Feb 13th, 2019