- Portada Winemakers Selection Tinto Douro 2011 Product #29373 (In Stock)
Number 8 on Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys of 2014! The grape blend here is a good example of why folks find Portuguese wine intimidating: Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Castelão, Pinot Noir, and Touriga Nacional are in there somewhere! The winemaking is pretty straight ahead, with fermentation in tank and just a little time in barrel and bottle before release. But there’s a nice touch of complexity to the plump, juicy, aromas and flavors of blackberry, black raspberry, and tangy plum fruit and accents of crushed violets and lavender. At just 12.5% abv, you can enjoy this solo with a chill or pair it everything from fried chicken to grilled tuna or burgers.
"A dark colored, dense wine that is rich and firmly structured. Aged in wood, it holds flavors of plum and berry fruits balanced with a fresh acidity. This is a wine for aging, its structure a powerful statement. Drink from 2014.”Wine Enthusiast 90 points
- Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2013 1.5l Product #29376 (In Stock)
Even better in big bottle, both now and in the future!
"A perfumed and very pretty nose combines notes of both red and dark berries along with plenty of earth and sandalwood nuances. There is good vibrancy to the delicious middle weight flavors that possess fine delineation on the lightly mineral-inflected finale. I like the complexity and while this could be enjoyed young there is enough material present to suggest 2 to 4 years of upside development potential."Allen Meadows 86-88 points