Stones & Bones

Portugal Red Blend

8.8297 ratings
8.72 pro ratings
Portugal
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Jessica Mallory

Sharper than expected with a smooth finish and aftertaste. Mild on the nose. Hint of bitter melon earthiness yet silky flow, if that even makes sense. Definitely rich and creamy :-)

Sharper than expected with a smooth finish and aftertaste. Mild on the nose. Hint of bitter melon earthiness yet silky flow, if that even makes sense. Definitely rich and creamy :-)

3 people found it helpfulNov 10th, 2015
Sam Maniar

Smells good. Starts off good but has a bitter finish.

Smells good. Starts off good but has a bitter finish.

2 people found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2015
Wulf Losee

I’m not a big fan of Portuguese wines — nor Portuguese varietals — so, take this rating for what it’s worth. Frankly I think the 30% Syrah in the blend helps to tone this wine down a bit and smooth off its rough edges. Once this wine opens up — I.e. you need to give it an hour to unclench it’s angry little fist — it’s very drinkable. The Syrah creates a smooth tannic substrate against which all the jarring notes of Portuguese grapes play. This is a Charlie Bird Parker sort of wine. Lots of mineral high notes against slightly off-key low notes, But it will reward the adventurous palate with a fun up-and-down roller coaster ride.

I’m not a big fan of Portuguese wines — nor Portuguese varietals — so, take this rating for what it’s worth. Frankly I think the 30% Syrah in the blend helps to tone this wine down a bit and smooth off its rough edges. Once this wine opens up — I.e. you need to give it an hour to unclench it’s angry little fist — it’s very drinkable. The Syrah creates a smooth tannic substrate against which all the jarring notes of Portuguese grapes play. This is a Charlie Bird Parker sort of wine. Lots of mineral high notes against slightly off-key low notes, But it will reward the adventurous palate with a fun up-and-down roller coaster ride.

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2020
Dave Moye

Strong enough to hang with late night black ops 3! Find some. Drink some.

Strong enough to hang with late night black ops 3! Find some. Drink some.

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2015
Peter Soballe

Great black color, plum notes with leather, fruit forward chased by long currant (cassis).

Great black color, plum notes with leather, fruit forward chased by long currant (cassis).

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2015
Laura D

"This is the kind of wine I like to drink" -A.

"This is the kind of wine I like to drink" -A.

Apr 18th, 2021
Anjani Webb

Smooth start, strong finish. Pretty good but not my favorite.

Smooth start, strong finish. Pretty good but not my favorite.

Mar 21st, 2021
Jake Chappelle

Not bad! Nice and easy.

Not bad! Nice and easy.

Mar 20th, 2021
C Coleman

Dark, ripe berries, with layers of vanilla & toasted cedar.

Dark, ripe berries, with layers of vanilla & toasted cedar.

Mar 16th, 2021
Marvin Velazquez

Just ok. No smell

Just ok. No smell

Feb 16th, 2021