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Preta 2005

Member Review by ryanopaz:

Well 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!

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Snooth User: ryanopaz
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4.00 5
08/24/2008

Well 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!


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