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Apr 2, 2009 at 11:26am
Added Apr 2, 2009 at 11:26amSerious wine with a thick dark, closed nose. Wood and deep dark red fruits sit waiting to develop, while in the mouth the wine is full, with nice cherry notes, a great acidity and medium tannins. I really think this wine will be much nicer in a year or two. Worth checking out for sure!
Apr 2, 2009 at 11:22am
Added Apr 2, 2009 at 11:22amRich fat nose with lots of red fruit, red meat, cinnamon and touches of wood. Really a fun nose, full of layers. In the mouth the wine has a lightness that is refreshing, with good pure fruit, some touches of earth, and a bright but integrated acidity. Light, but full of body, bright but nice and calm, this is a great everyday wine value.
Mar 19, 2009 at 4:07am
Added Mar 19, 2009 at 4:07amIncredible wine with amazing balance. Pure peach and floral nose with a palate that is both sweet like a fully ripe fruit, and balanced by a soft and elegant acidity. Great wine
Jan 16, 2009 at 2:47pm
Added Jan 16, 2009 at 2:47pmDark red with a rim that touches on brown. The nose is full of dried fruits and wood reminding me of a blend of an LBV port and Oloroso sherry. In the mouth the fruit is nice with a richness that fades quickly. Somewhat thin overall in relation to the fruit on the nose. Mild tannins that support the wine a bit, and not unpleasant at all, just uninsprired. Dried cherries, wood, and a somewhat short finish.
Jan 16, 2009 at 2:45pm
Added Aug 24, 2008 at 7:59amWell this wine called Preta(black in Portuguese) lives up to its name in the glass, very dark and inky. While the nose is bold and powerful reminding me of some of the more modern wines in Rioja. Powerful notes of currents, violets, cardamom, soy and minerals. Just opened I think this wine will show more on the nose in an hour. Soft and juicy in the mouth with a lushness that covers up some firm but very fine tannins, and an acidty that really works to balance out the flavors, I'm saddened at the end with a thick swath of vanilla oak down the middle. I love the pure dark fruit and mingled spice, but the oak is too much forcing me away from fruit and over to mocha, vanilla wood flavors. Will try in an hour to see how it changes...Ok day after, this wine is much better integrated with the oak, becoming part of the wine, and not sticking out from the side. Really a great commercial wine, that will have people who like pure fruit in their wines very happy!
Added Aug 24, 2008 at 8:18amFine bubbles on the faint gold wine with glints of steel. Baked cream, and toast on the nose with honey and austere citrus hints. Really a fun nose that makes me think of honey comb freshly harvested with a warm knife. The smoke that the warm knife sends up as it cuts the comb, seems to be trapped inside this glass. In the mouth the honey continues though much fresher, and with a lemony edge to it. Soft in the mouth with a fresh acidity the baked notes and yeast make this seem more mature than it is as witnessed by the playful nature. Great wine, that I would look to pair with one of the regions richer rice dishes.
Jan 16, 2009 at 2:36pm
Added Jan 16, 2009 at 2:36pmBrilliant yellow color with a nose that is pure and beautiful. Honey, flowers, peaches, and more. Really want to just keep my nose in the glass. In the mouth this wine is unctuous with a honey texture and peach nectar flavors. Nicely complex with touches of minerals and a finish that lingers for at least 30secs. Really a great wine, and wine value. Wow.
Jan 16, 2009 at 2:27pm
Added Jan 16, 2009 at 2:27pmNose is full of peach, white flowers, light cream and touches of almond.In the mouth the wine is light with a nice acidity and pear/peach flavors. Very one dimentional. Pleasant enough though with a short finish and no persistance. Touch of bitter alcohol on the finish leaves me unimpressed.
Nov 21, 2008 at 10:58am
Added Nov 21, 2008 at 10:58amIncredible nose on this wine, fresh, floral with a austere citrus middle. Light touches of wood, that holds the wine together. In the mouth the acidity is amazing, bright fresh, alive, with a sharp lingering finish. Wow! Lime zest, mixes with minerals, and round fruit flavors. Very "grown up" and not obvious. Seek this out.
Oct 10, 2008 at 5:33am
Added Oct 10, 2008 at 5:33amGorgeous nose of blackberries, blueberries, violets and more. Fresh and lively with a beautiful aroma that draws me back for more. In the mouth this is a lush and fresh wine, full of great fruit, and fine firm tannins. Really liking this. It's a big step up from past vintages for me, as this appears more mature and refined.