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Archive | Portugal

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                   Chad Wine Co-Private Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.9% Alcohol-$33.00-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry and dusty spice on finish.          NR          CR-89          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.                Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fonseca Guimaraens-Bin No 27-Porto-Finest Reserve-NV-20.0% Alcohol-$14.71-A nose […]

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Your Port Adventure Update

TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTS SHINE IN TOP 100 WINES OF PORTUGAL Step into the world of exceptional Portuguese wines as James Suckling unveils the prestigious Top 100 Wines of Portugal for 2023. Among the distinguished selections, the timeless artistry of Taylor Fladgate takes center stage, showcasing the rich heritage and unparalleled craftsmanship that have made them […]

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Santa Margherita-Pinot Grigio-Alto Adige-Italy-2022-12.5 % Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of apple and citrus, straw in color.  A  light to medium bodied white, with apple,  lemon and some acidity and spice on finish.          NR          CR-86          Good with seafood, salads, cheeses.                               Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A ripe nose of spice and dark fruit, very dark, blackish in color.  […]

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              Vineyard 29-CRU-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2010-14.8% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, tar and spice on finish, a good value, drink now.          RP-93          WS-85          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                    Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A ripe […]

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                                            Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel-Mourvedre-Petit Sirah-Alicante Bouschet-Bedrock Vineyard-Sonoma County-Sonoma Valley-2018-14.7% Alcohol-$39.83-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin blend, with black raspberry, licorice and spice on long finish.          WS-95          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                   Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Taylor Fladgate-Fine Ruby Porto-Portugal-NV-20% […]

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                       Earl Chassy-Mas De Boislauzon-Les Deux Chenes-Chateauneuf Du Pape-Grenache-Mourvedre-France-2017-15.0% Alcohol-$49.99-A nose of some cherry and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied CDP, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish.          RP-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus.                   Quinta De Roriz Vinhos S.A.-Vintage Porto-Portugal-1999-20.0% Alcohol-28.99-A nose of dark […]

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                        Patrizia Lamborghini-Campoleone-Sangiovese-Merlot-Umbria-Italy-2005-13.5% Alcohol-$26.77-A nose of muted red fruit, brickish in color.  A medium to full bodied with black cherry, some licorice and spice on finish, past it’s prime.          RP-92          WS-90          WE-93          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fonseca Guimaraens-Bin No 27-Porto-Finest Reserve-NV-20.0% Alcohol-$14.71-A nose of sweet dark fruit […]

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Your Port Adventure

TAYLOR’S CELEBRATES FIRST PORT WINE IN SPACE Get this: Now, they’re drinking Taylor Fladgate’s port in space. Sound crazy? Read on: In an exciting venture, Taylor’s successfully sent its renowned Port wine into space, achieving a significant milestone in the industry. By combining advanced technology and a touch of celestial curiosity, Taylor’s embarked on an […]

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Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Merlot-Brookman-Blewitt Springs-Australia-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$21.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied single vineyard red, with blackberry, blueberry, with a spiced finish, drink now.           RP-92           CR-89           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                           Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A ripe nose of spice and dark fruit, very dark, blackish […]

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Hendry Ranch-Zinfandel-Blocks 7 & 22-Napa Valley-California-2018-15.1% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark cherries and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied single vineyard Zin, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and smoky spices on finish,  a good Zin.          WE-89          CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Paco das Cortes-Passos De Lisboa-Tinto Roriz-Syrah-Alicante […]

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