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    Wine Review: Weise and Krohn Valtorto 2011 Red Blend Douro

    … I’m fascinated by the capacity of wine to evoke ideas and images. It is not true of every wine, but some have sufficient personality and character to send the mind traveling across worlds and through time.  Happily,these wines are not necessarily the most expensive. This red blend from Portugal’s Douro river valley is a perfect evocation…

    2 readers - By Edible Arts

    Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2012

    … were bottled. Also, it’s worth noting that it’s not just about wine quality. Christian also takes into account whether or not the wine is in the style of Noval Vintage Port. This seems very sensible. So, the Port itself: it’s pretty good. Certainly worthy of a declaration. Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2012 Douro, Portugal 19.5% alcohol. Vivid…

    5 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    Weekend Wine Notes: 10 Under $20

    … and lively; lots of limestone and flint minerality; grapefruit rind and almond skin finish, with a hint of bracing bitterness. Super attractive. Now through 2015. Very Good+. About $13. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Vale do Bomfim 2011, Douro, Portugal. From the House…

    7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Some great wines at lunch, including Cristal, Faively Corton and Schlumberger GC Saering

    …, with great definition and good structure. Very stylish wine. 95/100 Castiglion Del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2008 Tuscany, Italy Sweet, pure black cherry and plum fruit with some spice and mineral notes. A ripe, textured wine that’s rich yet balanced, with hints of leather and herbs. 92/100 Ramos Pinto Late Bottled Vintage Port 2009 Douro, Portugal Sweet, ripe, spicy and rich with warm, sleek blackberry and black cherry fruit. A rich, sweet wine with freshness and purity. 91/100 …

    3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog