Oriel White Blend Portia 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Aroma: Seductive floral notes with hints of citrus and a fresh mineral core. Taste: Elegant and crisp with flavors of green apple and pear and a bold finish. Name story: Portia is derived from the Latin word for "gift" and is the name that Shakespeare gave to his brilliant and beautiful heroine from this splendid region in "The Merchant of Venice." Vineyards and winemaking: Hillside vineyards planted in rocky marl and sandstone soils bordered by Slovenia to the east and the Adriatic to the south. Temperature-controlled fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation.

Region: Italy » Veneto » Delle Venezie

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  • 2004

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Color: White
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“...What if you could walk into any wine store or restaurant and select a wine from any of nine countries and dozens of appellations and feel confident that you were getting not only high quality wine but also good value? That's the promise of Oriel.” — Wine Enthusiast Magazine Oriel is a global portfolio of wines that are handmade in small quantities by the world’s best winemakers and sold ... Read more
“...What if you could walk into any wine store or restaurant and select a wine from any of nine countries and dozens of appellations and feel confident that you were getting not only high quality wine but also good value? That's the promise of Oriel.” — Wine Enthusiast Magazine Oriel is a global portfolio of wines that are handmade in small quantities by the world’s best winemakers and sold under the Oriel label. Most of our wines retail for between $15 and $35 per bottle, providing consumers unusually affordable access to wines made by the winemakers behind such esteemed labels as Petrus and Penfolds Grange. Oriel wines have been rated in the 90s by Robert M. Parker and the Wine Spectator, have received numerous awards and accolades and are served at some of America’s top restaurants. Read less

Member Reviews for Oriel White Blend Portia

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Snooth User: Daniel Petroski
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4.00 5
11/17/2008

I've been a fan of Oriel wines for a couple of years now. And this is one of my favorites in their portfolio. Worth seeking out and adding to your everyday drinking list.


Snooth User: solomania9
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3.50 5
01/16/2009

Lots of green apples and pears. Extremely well-balanced.


Snooth User: jbdurr
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4.50 5
02/22/2008

clean and flavourful


Snooth User: Lara at Oriel
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5.00 5
06/24/2009

This wine is one of my favorites in our Oriel portfolio; I think it is so interesting compared to others I have sampled (Santa Margherita, Tieffenbruner, Jermann, Kris, Villa Doretta, etc) because of the added Chardonnay and Fruilano components. It gives it an added complexity, a little green apple and mineral characteristic that really complement the Pinot Grigio tropical fruit and citrus flavors.


Snooth User: avrpal
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0.00 5
11/24/2011

Loved this wine! U can really taste the apples and pears...great for sipping on a hot day on it's own.


Snooth User: THEDOGE
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5.00 5
02/12/2010

No need to be verbose,on my tasting experience with this delightful wine;'Oh I remember it well".Picture this a hot So.Cal day a hungry man,red tipped lettuce,with fresh spinach, cucumbers,tomatoes,leftover of baked chicken and grated parmesan cheese. Then to bring this meal to completion I then opened a bottle of this most satisfying wine,the marriage of the meal and the wine was one of sheer joy.the wine was chilled and fruity,not overly oakey.Do not take my word-TRY IT.


Snooth User: OldDogVT
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4.00 5
02/28/2010

First foray with Oriel ... won't be my last.

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    Aroma: Seductive floral notes with hints of citrus and a fresh mineral core. Taste: Elegant and crisp with flavors of green apple and pear and a bold finish. Name story: Portia is derived from the Latin word for "gift" and is the name that Shakespeare gave to his brilliant and beautiful heroine from this splendid region in "The Merchant of Venice." Vineyards and winemaking: Hillside vineyards planted in rocky marl and sandstone soils bordered by Slovenia to the east and the Adriatic to the south. Temperature-controlled fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation.

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