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Quinta De La Rosa Lote 601 Ruby Reserve NV (500ml) Product #32682 (In Stock)
Quinta De La Rosa Lote 601 Ruby Reserve NV (500ml) Quinta De La Rosa Lote 601 Ruby Reserve NV (500ml)

What happens with an old Port house decides that instead of making a harsh, alcoholic, sticky-sweet, Ruby Port to be drunk by people who've already drunk too much - why not make a really great wine?  That's what's happening here at an estate that uses grapes that really ought to be in 20 Year Tawny or Vintage Port to create simply the best Ruby we've ever tasted!

Using only A-rated, estate-owned, vineyards they create a Ruby that's complex, layered, nutty, and finishes dry and fresh.  There's superb complexity to the nutty raspberry and Bing cherry fruit with layer upon layer of nutty caramel, spice and a gloriously dry, lightly tannic, finish.  It's the kind of wine you come back to again and again and will be especially delicious cool. Keeps nicely for a week or so on the counter and for a month-plus in the fridge.  Do not miss this!

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Quinta De La Rosa Tawny NV (500ml) Product #32683 (In Stock)
Quinta De La Rosa Tawny NV (500ml) Quinta De La Rosa Tawny NV (500ml)

Astonishing quality for the money here in a Tawny Port made from grapes most growers would use for Vintage wines.  Port vineyards are graded from F (barely acceptable) to A (best of the best), and most straight Tawny Port comes from C, D and F-rated sites.  Quinta de la Rosa only owns A-rated vineyards and only makes wine from the grapes they grow.  Which is why this bold Tawny is so dark in color and richly delicious to taste.

It's a blend of wines aged three to four years in 500 liter Port "pipes" and blended each year for consistent style.  Dark tawny red in color, it pumps out intense aromas and flavors of dark fruit, rich honey, molasses and toasted nuts.  Rich and sweet in the middle, a bit of burnt orange peel comes up on the finish to provide balance and bite.  Lasts a week or so on the counter and several months in the fridge after opening.  What a treat!

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Quinta Do Noval Late Bottled Vintage 2012 Product #32807 (In Stock)
Quinta Do Noval Late Bottled Vintage 2012 Quinta Do Noval Late Bottled Vintage 2012

Just another in a long line of delicious values from Quinta do Noval.

"The 2012 Unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage Port is another fine Noval LBV, traditionally styled and bottled in June 2017 with a long cork. Noval is one of the region's finest and most consistent producers of traditional LBVs, wines that become more expressive and can develop with age. This is a little on the lighter side—that's the vintage, perhaps—but still respectably concentrated. It has fine, expressive fruit and the elegant styling for which Noval is known. This should drink well on release and hold well for a couple of decades (yes, traditional LBVs age well and develop)."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Rozes Porto White Reserve NV Product #25066 (In Stock)
Rozes Porto White Reserve NV Rozes Porto White Reserve NV

First, yes - this is a full 750ml bottle!  It's also a fascinating take on white Port.  Because the white wine aged in wood for 8 years, this drinks like a fantastically vibrant, youthful, tawney Port.  Full of dried apricot and raisin fruit and lightly caramelized walnut and almond flavors, it's lightly sweet and super long on the palate.  Delicous!

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Dow's 10 Year Tawny Port Product #7247 (In Stock)
Dow's 10 Year Tawny Port Dow's 10 Year Tawny Port

Dow’s winemakers pick lots every vintage to go into the Tawny Port program.  The finished Port goes into large barrels and ages slowly, gradually acquiring a nutty, caramel, character and gaining an orangey/tawny color.  Dow’s 10-Year Tawny is made from a blend of these ports that are average approximately 10 years of age - although the “10-Year” designation indicates style more than actual wine age.  Dow’s 10-Year Tawny is a classic - orange peel, caramel, honey, nuts, and dried fig flavors swirl around a hint of red berry fruit.  Once again, the classic Dow dry finish keeps the wine refreshing.

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Quinta Dona Matilde Porto Colheita 2004 Product #27905 (In Stock)
Quinta Dona Matilde Porto Colheita 2004 Quinta Dona Matilde Porto Colheita 2004

The Barros family made their name in the Deuro during the 20th Century before selling the brand and focusing their energies on dry wines at Quinta Dona Matilde.  But, Filippe Barros and family aren’t quite ready to give up Port just yet, and they’ve tapped their broad range of contacts to create this brilliant 9 year-old beauty.

A lovely amber color with shimmering gold and rose highlights.  Big, lush, aromas of caramelized nuts, toffee, orange peel, and dried fruits lead to deep flavors of more toffee, toasted pecan, blood orange, dried redcurrant, and more.  Although it’s richly textured and weighty, a beam of brilliant acidity runs through the wine, giving freshness and a dry, very lightly tannic, finish.  This will thrill any fan of 10 year Tawny Port, matching that style’s freshness and fruit character and adding on more subtlety and complexity.

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Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2009 375 Ml Product #24683 (In Stock)
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2009 375 Ml Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2009 375 Ml

Usually my personal favorite of the line-up (although 2007 Fonseca is pretty impressive!), the 2009 Taylor Fladgate delivers the Bordeaux-like elegance and class it's known for. On the nose black fruit with notes of raspberry and plum and hints of graphite and cedar. The flavors stay black with currant and cherry appearing plus dark licorice root, apple skin, and more graphite. The deep flavors stay over top of the firm, grippy, mouth-coating tannins that keep everything focused and almost elegant (if such a big wine can be elegant). Love it.

"Going back and forth, the Taylor's 2009 has a lighter nose than the 2007 with precise dark cherry, Seville orange, fresh fig and a hint of scorched soil. The palate is full-bodied packed with ripe black cherries, fresh fig and white pepper; very harmonious and focused although I feel that the 2007 has a little more depth and persistency. Very pretty and very pure, this Taylor's may well put on weight with a couple of years in bottle and merit a higher mark."Wine Advocate 95 points

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Butler Nephew & Co Tawny Port 20 Years Old NV Product #31461 (In Stock)
Butler Nephew & Co Tawny Port 20 Years Old NV Butler Nephew & Co Tawny Port 20 Years Old NV

The Port shipper Butler Nephew opened for business in 1829 and thrived through the early 20th Century.  After nearly shutting down in the 1930s, it's come back strong with an exciting set of old Ports that are brand new to the US market.  This is their 20 Year Tawny, a blend of barrel-aged wines from the 1990s and before.  Bursting with caramelized nut, dried fruit, and sweet spice, it's a great wine for cheese, dessert, or just sipping.  Whether in full bottle (as here) or in the unique 60ml package, it's a perfect stocking stuffer, too!

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Maynard's Port Tawny 40 Year Product #31447 (In Stock)
Maynard's Port Tawny 40 Year Maynard's Port Tawny 40 Year

A stunning old barrel-aged Port in an equally stunning package.  Just released and not yet rated, it's definitely a step up from the Wine Advocate 92-93 point 30 Year bottling.  The aromas and flavors are all about toasted hickory and caramelized pecan with undertones of dried apricot and raisin fruit.  Richly textured and very caramelized on the mid-palate before finishing dry and long.

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Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port 2011 Product #27566 (In Stock)
Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port 2011 Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port 2011

Beautiful stuff to cellar, but hard to resist right now.

"Deep, saturated ruby. Tight, high-pitched aromas of black fruits, minerals, spices, printer's ink and licorice, complicated by nutty and earthy nuances. Juicy, savory and youthfully imploded; not hugely opulent or sweet but a wine of great density and class, showing a pliant texture and no rough edges. This seemed even more intense after I swallowed it, showing a palate-drenching quality with no weightiness. Doesn't have quite the dimension or floral complexity of the Nacional but a wine of great finesse, and built for decades of life."International Wine Cellar 96 points

"The 2011 Quinta do Noval has wonderful precision on the nose with blackberry, cassis, intriguing flinty notes and a whiff of smoke. It might not possess the power of the Nacional but it has freshness to spare. That comes through on the beautifully composed palate, which is underpinned by fine tannins that lend it a silky smooth mouthfeel. There is real intensity here, but it is very controlled with superb minerality on the finish. Excellent."Wine Advocate 94-96 points

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Maynard's Port Colheita 1934 Product #30549 (In Stock)
Maynard's Port Colheita 1934 Maynard's Port Colheita 1934

A limited treasure.

"The 1934 Colheita Port (Maynard's) is a blend of 25% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz, 15% Tinta Amarela, 10% Tinta Barroca and 30% of traditional grape varieties (Sousão, Bastardo, Rufete, Sousão, Tinta Francisca, among others); coming in at 154 grams per liter of residual sugar. It is one of many fine 1934s I've had. It's a happy trend. This powerhouse is initially all about its power and it has quite a lot. I always recommend drinking Tawnies a bit cool, but double underline that here. Concentrated and complex, it isn't just about preening in its power, though it adds some sweetness on the finish and becomes increasingly complex and flavorful as it calms down a bit. Overall, it's rather stunning. Since the 80th birthday celebrations are over, you may as well sit it down and knock it back. It's pretty fine."Wine Advocate 96 points

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