In wine and dating, first impressions can be misleading. My first impression of this Portuguese blend was that it showed good aromatic intensity and depth.
Hmmm. This looks like an oversupply picked up by TJ’s for pennies. There is too much intensity for a $3 wine. It’s a blend of
In many parts of the country wines made from fruit other than grapes are an important product, especially in northern states that have trouble getting
We complain when supermarkets sell generic products so I suppose we ought to praise them when they sell long tail, “niche” products designed for very
This blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Tinta Roriz, and Alicante Bouschet lives up to its name. Unusually concentrated for an inexpensive wine, it’s dense, but
Some wines matter because of their distinctive aromas or exquisite balance. This one shines because of its emotional resonance. The initial impression of strawberry jam