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2015 Quinta da Aveleda Loureiro-Alvarinho Vinho Verde

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Branco Quinta Da Aveleda is a screwcapped blend of 70% Loureiro and 30% Alvarinho, unoaked and coming in at 11.5% alcohol. There is no added carbonation. This was seen earlier this year, but it was tasted only a few weeks after bottling. It is worth revisiting with some time in the bottle. This is typically a super value, real wine at a bargain-basement price. So, too, this year. It seems even better now. This is bright and crisp, but the wonderful fruit is the reason you buy this. Expressive and exuberant, it tastes great, yet the fruit is perf ...Read More » 


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2013 Quinta Vale do Meao "Meandro" Douro

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best of 2016* The name of the wine comes from the huge horseshoe bend of the Douro River that surrounds the Meão vineyards on three sides. This is the second wine of the estate, ripe with tannins and packed with black fruits. (RV)" 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Meandro do Vale Meão is a blend of 38% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz and 12% miscellaneous grapes aged for 12 months in second and third use Allier barriques. After finishing the first round of tasting, I poured out the glass and took a new one just to make sure I wasn't mixing this up with the ...Read More » 


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2015 Herdade do Rocim Touriga Nacional Alentejano

Herdade do Rocim is located in the lower Alentejo region (southern Portugal). This property got its start in 2000 focusing primarily on local grapes like Aragonez, Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet. They also work with several international grapes like Cabernet and Syrah, which is becoming more common in the Alentejo region. (Keith Mabry, K&L Hollywood) The Touriga Nacional is organically grown on clay and sand soils, manually harvested, then barrel aged in French oak for nine months. Tasting notes from the winery: "Blueberries, raspberries and cher... Read More » 


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2014 Casa Ferreirinha "Papa Figos" Douro

90 points Wine Spectator: "*Smart Buys* Very suave, with rich minerality and luscious flavors of plum tart and cherry compote. Cedary notes are accented by lots of white pepper and spice on the zesty finish. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca. Drink now through 2020. (KM)" (6/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Papa Figos (Casa Ferreirinha) is a blend of 30% Touriga Franca, 15% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Roriz and 30% Tinta Barroca, all sourced from Douro Superior. About 20% of the juice was aged in used French oak for six months. Clean and fruity, this lower priced red ha ...Read More » 


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2013 Porca de Murça Douro

90 points Wine Spectator: "*#39 on the Top 100 Wines of 2015, and a Best Value* A taut, sinewy style, with notes of slate and white pepper to the roasted plum and dried red berry flavors. Medium-grained tannins emerge on the snappy finish, showing ferrous accents. Drink now through 2020. (KM)" K&L Notes: Relatively speaking for this region, 2013 was a cooler, fresher vintage in the Douro. This WS Top 100 wine shows these vintage traits in the wine, with gently extracted dark fruits and subtle hints of licorice. It's a great example of a Douro red for a value price. (Joe Manekin, K&L Portugues... Read More » 


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WS 90

Caves Messias Santola "Crab Wine" Vinho Verde

Produced from Loureiro and Pederña grapes grown in the granitic soils of the Vinho Verde region, the Santola (or as we here are calling it, "the crab wine") is a delicious, spritely and refreshing white. It doesn't get much more traditional, thirst-quenching or seasonally perfect then this wine. Delicious, low in alcohol, slightly fizzy and way too easy to drink! 


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2010 Ferreira Late Bottled Vintage Port

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Late Bottled Vintage Port is an unfiltered blend of 55% Touriga Franca, 25% Touriga Nacional, 10% Tinta Roriz, 5% Sousão and 5% Tinto Cão bottled in April, 2014. It comes in at 106 grams per liter of residual sugar. This opens sweet and luscious, with the considerable power lurking underneath. There are only hints of what is going to happen. Hold this puppy open for a couple of hours--or, better yet, try it the next day--and you'll see the lurking structure. It doesn't stint on intensity of flavor, though. The next day it is just beautiful, show ...Read More » 


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RP 90

Ferreira "Quinta do Porto" 10 Year Old Tawny Port

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This rich wine is balanced and ripe, with spice, sweet sultana and raisin fruitiness and a light shot of acidity. The aftertaste brings out fresh red fruits that are cut by the spirit and acidity to leave a full feeling in the mouth. (RV)" (12/2014) 91 points Wine Spectator: "This is filled to the brim with rich dried fruit and spice flavors, including apricot and mango, with vibrant white chocolate and hazelnut notes. The finish is sumptuous. (KM)" (12/2010) K&L Notes: I think we have found a new favorite, not only in the 10-year Tawny category, but possibly in our entire fortified sweet wine c... Read More » 


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WE 91 WS 91

Ramos Pinto White Port

Wine Spectator: "Great nutty aromas come from the glass and follow into the palate of this sweeter style of white Port. It is rich, packed with almonds and a tangy orange zest edge." (8/2010)  


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Taylor 20 Year Old Tawny Port

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV 20 Year Old Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 and comes in at 111 grams per liter of residual sugar. On first taste, this was simply Taylor: big, concentrated and serious. It was all that and a bag of chips, but over a couple of day it also demonstrated far more elegance. It seemed arguably better balanced than the 10 year old Tawny this issue. Simply filling the mouth on first taste, this shows fine complexity for its age and it does everything else rather brilliantly. Succulent and inviting, it finishes with waves of concentrated flavors. The fruit ...Read More » 


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Graham's 20 Year Old Tawny Port

94 points James Suckling: "A gorgeous tawny with dried figs, caramel, dried raisins and coffee beans. Full-bodied, sweet and delicious. This shows such length and beauty. I love the crème caramel and cooked apple tart on the finish. Some pecan pie. Crazy." (10/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2013* A complex and full-bore tawny, with deep, intense flavors of orange cream, glazed apricot, baked peach and roasted pineapple that are balanced by concentrated chocolate and toffee notes. The bright finish is filled with spice and supported by fresh acidity." (10/2013) K&L Notes: Graham's was founded in 1820 in... Read More » 


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JS 94 WS 93

Ferreira "Duque de Braganca" 20 Year Old Tawny Port

98 points Decanter: "Quince marmalade on the nose and palate. Refined, soft and seamless with the merest dusting of tannin on the finish. Worthy Platinum Best in Category at the DWWA." (12/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Always great, this is softer, less intense than in the past. But there is still great richness, and power as well as smoothness, burnt caramel blending well with the spirit, and finishing with its inimitable fresh acidity. (RV)" (11/2007) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich, smooth and polished, exhibiting an array of dried apricot, pear and guava flavors that are accented by plenty of apple wood smoke notes. The lush ...Read More » 


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2011 Warre's Vintage Port

97 points Wine & Spirits: "Half of the lot for this wine comes from the Quinta da Cavadinha, Warre’s property on the western bank of the Pinhão River, a relatively cool site facing east. The balance is from Retiro, in the Rio Torto and Telhada, a property in the Douro Superior the Symingtons purchased in 2006. Old-vine mixed plantings make up 40 percent of the blend, lending it the kind of co-fermented complexity that makes this compellingly drinkable, delicious right now, as it will be for at least the next 20 or 30 years. Its graceful, reserved finish lasts with drive, a blend o ...Read More » 


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Blandy's 5 year old Malmsey Madeira

From the winery: "Dark, golden brown with characteristic Madeira bouquet of raisins, toffee and nuts. Sweet with a rich, full bodied, honeyed and complex finish and beautifully balanced acidity. Blandy's 5 year old Malmsey was aged in American oak casks in the traditional 'Canteiro' system. This comprises of the gentle heating of the wine in the lofts of the lodges in Funchal. Over the years the wine is transferred from the top floors to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. After this gradual 'estufagem' the wine under... Read More » 


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Graham's 10 Year Old Tawny Port

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The wine is rich, ripe and fruity with good acidity as well as a bite of spirit and old-wood aging. It is well balanced, keeping the freshness of a 10-Year-Old while also showing good signs of its wood aging. Just what a 10-Year-Old should be. (RV)" (12/2014) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This has a zesty, sweet floral aroma, with delicate, well-spiced flavors of apple tart, flan and cocoa powder. The plush, mouthfilling finish of cream, vanilla and raspberry is fresh and balanced. (KM)" (12/2010) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at John E. Fells portfolio tasting. This 10-Year Old tawny has a vibrant, citrus nos ...Read More » 


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WE 91 WS 90

Rare Wine Company "Historic Series - Savannah" Verdelho Madeira

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium amber with a green rim. Aromas of burnt orange, tobacco, toffee and herbs, with a hint of potpourri adding an exotic component. Broader and deeper than the Charleston, offering sappy orange marmalade, chestnut honey and toffee flavors underscored by tangy acidity. Shows a sweet, nutty quality on the smoky, gently spicy finish. I like this wine's heft and thrust. (JR)" (6/2011) K&L Notes: These are the most affordable, representative examples of classic Madeira available. A collaboration between the importer and Barbeito's Ricardo Diogo Vasconcelos Freitas, th... Read More » 


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ST 93

Taylor 10 Year Old Tawny Port

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV 10 Year Old Tawny Port was bottled in 2014 with 105.23 grams per liter of residual sugar. Easily the 10 with the most weight in the Fladgate group's lineup this issue, it is a rather powerful 10 year old Tawny with plenty of pop, the biggest and baddest of the trio (Fonseca, Croft and this). There is very fine concentration of flavor for a 10 year old Tawny. If I had a quibble, the alcohol shows at times, especially early on and rather notably when drunk a little too warm. (Around 60 degrees Fahrenheit is a lot better than room temperature most of ...Read More » 


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RP 90 WE 90

2014 Adega Cooperativa de Monçao "Deu la Deu" Alvarinho Vinho Verde

Adega Cooperative de Monçao is a long running, well respected co-op in the area of Monçao and Melgaço. This 100% Alvarinho bottling shows rich stone fruits with very good purity and minerality. Soft, a bit frothy and delicious, this traditional Alvarinho-based Vinho Verde hits the spot. 


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2013 Quinta do Crasto "Old Vines" Reserva Douro

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Reserva Old Vines is a fine success. Granting that I don't have this side-by-side with the 2011, the difference doesn't seem to be as great as you might think on paper. Winemaker Manuel Lobo said Crasto maintained quality here by deleting three typically-used vineyards that underperformed in the vintage. It seems to have worked nicely so far. Hopefully, it will reward cellaring, too. This opens very elegantly. It is beautifully balanced, with a feel of sophistication and refinement--which is pretty much how most of Crasto's wines show these days ...Read More » 


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1994 Poças Colheita Port

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "A wine that spent 14 years in wood to give the deep gold color, the bitter marmalade flavors that are tightened by old wood. This is unctuous in its texture, but bright in its flavor. (RV)" (3/2010) Wine & Spirits: "...this is herbal and intriguingly rustic. Wood tannins balance the herbal sweetness. Serve it with crème caramel finished with orange zest." (12/2009) K&L Notes: Colheitas are single vintage dated, barrel aged ports, so they end up having more in common with tawny ports than they do vintage ports. Given that this is the rough equivalent of a 20 year old tawny, for less th... Read More » 


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WE 92

Rare Wine Company Historic Series Charleston Sercial Madeira

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "***Editors' Choice*** The Historic Series are simply great Madeiras at reasonable prices. The Charleston Sercial is the driest of the collection, offering nutty aromas tinged with honey, caramel and maple syrup. Dried figs, honey and candied citrus flavors mark the palate, which is wonderfully smooth. The long finish features racy yet balanced acidity. (JC)" (11/2006) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium amber. Gingerbread, orange zest, clove, blond tobacco and honey on the nose. Spicy citrus and poached pear flavors are lifted by zesty acidity and show a gentle smoky quality on the ba ...Read More » 


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WE 93 ST 92

Quinta do Noval Black Port

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "'Black' is a new blend produced from classic varieties that do not make it into the Quinta do Noval vintage. There are ripe blackberries, tar, smoke and orange liqueur on the nose that takes time to open. The palate is medium-bodied, very sleek on the entry, fleshy black fruits, sloe, spice and just a hint of white pepper, leading to a very focused finish. Drink now-2020. Tasted April 2010. (NM-Wine Journal)" (3/2010) Jancis Robinson: "This is made from Quinta do Noval's younger vines. The back label urges us to serve it chilled as an aperitif or with dark chocolate at any ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2013 Quinta do Crasto Superior Douro

92 points Wine Spectator: "Very plush, with concentrated dark plum, Asian spice and dark currant flavors that are creamy and rich-tasting. Medium-grained tannins on the long finish are filled with dark chocolate and black licorice notes. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2020. (KM, Web-2016)" 91 points Wine & Spirits: "Grown at Crasto’s Quinta da Cabreira in the Douro Superior, this purple-black wine requires a lot of air to unwind from a tight and tannic place to a more relaxed floral and juicy taste. At first, it’s a little gamey, a generous red with lamby notes. A day later, the wine is cl ...Read More » 


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Rare Wine Company Historic Series "New York" Malmsey Madeira

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* The sweetest and richest in the Historic series, the New York Malmsey unfolds slowly in the glass, gradually revealing layers of depth and flavor. Coffee, toffee and date notes emerge, followed by earthy, almost truffley flavors. Powerful and assertive on the long finish. (JC)" (11/2006) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium amber. Powerfully scented bouquet combines cherry compote, cola, molasses, pipe tobacco and brown sugar. Lush and expansive in the mouth, offering sweet pit fruit and orange marmalade flavors and a deeper note of espresso. Clings tenaciously on the ...Read More » 


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WE 93 ST 92

2012 Quinta do Popa Douro

Jancis Robinson: "Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, including 20% old vines. Winemakers Luis Pato and Francisco Montenegro. Darkish cherry. Lightly spiced and peppery dark, blackberry fruit, smells a little dusty, tastes dry and fresh with fine dark fruit. Cool, dry and pure-fruited. Mouthwatering and harmonious, lightish on the mid palate – making it very drinkable and with the tannins suggesting it would be a great supper wine." (12/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Tinto "Popa", with just Pôpa on the front, is a blend of Tinta Roriz (35%), Touriga Nacional (25%), Touriga Franc ...Read More » 


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1967 Taylor Fladgate "Very Old Single Harvest" Tawny Port Top Pick!
1967 Taylor Fladgate "Very Old Single Harvest" Tawny Port

98 points Wine Spectator: "This draws you in, with aromas of warm halva and toasted pistachio giving way to a wide range of buckwheat, toasted sesame, walnut husk, menthol and licorice root notes that refuse to break down in the mouth. Exhibits remarkable length, with ample viscosity matched by steely tension, putting this in rarified air. Drink now. From Portugal.—J.M." (11/2016) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1967 Very Old Single Harvest Port is Taylor's new release in its ongoing 50-year Colheita program (or, as they prefer to say, "single harvest tawny port"). This should just recently have been released ...Read More » 


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2004 Warre's Late Bottled Vintage Port

Rupert Symington (Joint Managing Director, Symington Family Estates) speaking to Robert Parker discusses his portfolio of LBV ports: "We have two distinct approaches to LBV: Warre and Smith Woodhouse, which offer bottle-aged ‘traditional’ LBV’s which are neither fined nor filtered, so that they will age in bottle much like a Vintage Port, but with an earlier maturation due to the extra years in wood. These are bottled after four years in wood. Graham, Dow and Cockburn offer a ‘modern’ style LBV which has been fined to remove sediment and which is bottled... Read More » 


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Sandeman 20 Year Old Tawny Port

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* An elegant tawny, perfumed with soft tannins and a good edge of wood acidity and spirit. The wine is dry, densely flavored, tasting mature, showing a good balance between young sweetness and age, with everything well integrated. (RV)" (12/2008) 91 points Wine Spectator: "This has a bright aromas, with notes of lemon zest and flavors of apricot, peach tart and caramel. The long finish echoes the fresh fruit, with lots of butterscotch and nut notes. Drink now. (KM)" (12/2010) Jancis Robinson: "Much paler than the 10 Year Old, like the skin of Victoria plums. Gentle apricot aroma. This i ...Read More » 


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2009 Monte da Penha "Monte Fino" Alentejo

Produced in the Portalegre area, which lies in the north of the Alentejo DO, this red wine has the delicious approachable fruit I expect from Alentejo, with lots of unexpected freshness as well. The granitic terroir here produces a savory wine with flavors of mixed berries, a plummy richness and terrific balance. Touriga Naciona, Trincadeira, Aragones and Alicante Boucschet. (Joe Manekin, K&L Portuguese & Spanish wine buyer) 


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2011 Luis Pato Vinhas Velhas Beiras

Luis Pato, aka "Mr. Baga" (so named for his mastery of the tough to grow baga grape varietal) makes some incredibly good, way under the radar wines in the Bairrada region of Portugal, near the Atlantic coast. He is a strong believer that the Atlantic climate, along with his ideal clay and limestone based soil, creates wines that are balanced and capable of long bottle aging. This bottling is composed of 100% baga grapes. It shows tense, cherry fruit flavors with mineral herbal tones, and is undoubtedly a wine for the cellar.This wine is a little bit har... Read More » 


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Fonseca "Bin 27" Port

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lucid dark ruby color, the Bin 27 has a sweet nose of raisin and fig, complemented by copious dark cherry and black plum. The palate is sweet and spicy on the entry with that fig motif continuing with plush dark chocolate infused black fruit. The finish is short and abrupt, but there is a lingering peppery note to keep customer satisfied. The Bin 27 forms a perfect introduction to the delights of Port. (NM)" (2/2013) Wine Enthusiast: "Full, rich and fruity wine, enticingly aromatic, with strawberry fruits and an easy, just tannic edge. The wine is soft, ripe, the fruits fin ...Read More » 


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1977 Warre's Vintage Port

94 points James Suckling: "Beautiful now. Shows lots of dried fruits and Christmas cake character on the nose and palate. Medium sweet. Full-bodied with loads of flavor and an intensely flavorful finish. Perfect to drink." (8/2013) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Deep garnet. Very pretty plum and berry aromas, with hints of honey and toffee. Turns to custard. Full-bodied, sweet and fresh. Firm tannins, with elegance and balance. Will age for a long time, but ready. Generous, but subtle. (Web Only-2008)" 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavorful vintage port and a very good tawny called Nimrod. Their vin ...Read More » 


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1985 Graham's Vintage Port

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Graham is the undisputed star and kingpin of the 1985 vintage ports. Yes, it is made in a sweeter style than the other ports, but it is a fabulous wine because of a dazzling level of black-cherry fruit, an enormous structure, and staggering depth, dimension, and length. (RP)" (1/1989) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Dark color, with intense aromas of blackberry, licorice and hints of flowers. Full-bodied, lightly sweet, with superrefined tannins. Long and caressing. Very youthful. Will improve for a long time. This is really excellent. Always has been. Just starting to come around. (JS, ...Read More » 


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RP 96 WS 96

Rare Wine Company "Historic Series - Boston" Bual Madeira

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Slightly richer than the Charleston Sercial, the Boston Bual boasts knockout aromas of toasted nut oil, orange peel and hints of dark honey or maple syrup. Despite the extra weight and sweetness, it's not cloying at all the finish is mouthwatering and long. (JC)" (11/2006) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright amber. Deep aromas of cherry pit, candied orange, toffee and molasses, lifted by a note of dried rose. Chewy in texture, with dry-edged nut and burnt orange flavors, a touch of molasses sugar and good back-end grip. Quite sweet but the wine's acidity adds ...Read More » 


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Ramos Pinto Quinta 20 Year Old Tawny Port

94 points Wine & Spirits: "This glossy wine sustains a delicate freshness in its floral fruit. That bright note of tart strawberries and jasmine holds to springtime, while the figgier richness and detailed tannins provide a structure that feels warm and autumnal. It’s a delicious contrast, the elements finely interwoven, a satisfying tawny to extend a holiday meal." (12/2014) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It comes in at 122.3 grams per liter of residual sugar and was aged in wood of varying sizes and types (Portuguese and French oak, chestnut and cherry tree). Average in concentration, this is a friendly 20-year ...Read More » 


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2014 Quinta do Avelar Arinto Bucelas

Bucelas is an underappreciated white wine only D.O. located nearly Lisboa. Quinta do Avelar makes a unique and memorable rendtion, from 100% Arinto grapes grown on clay limestone soils. The wine is aged for 13 months in used French oak barrels, and has a creamy texture, with lovely citrus fruits, subtle oxidative notes and a very dry finish. Serve with roasted or grilled sardines and bread for a simple and delicious feast. (Joe Manekin, K&L Portuguese and Spanish wine buyer) 


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1988 Poças Colheita Port

93 points Wine & Spirits: "Closing in on 30 years in oak, this single-harvest Tawny is spicy and nutty from its time in wood. Its almond flavors are smoky, its citrus fruit fat and fleshy. There’s gentle tension from the acidity, highlighting jasmine notes and the quiet details in the flavor in the finish, where the wine feels soft and complex." (12/2016) K&L Notes: Colheitas are single vintage dated, barrel aged ports, so they end up having more in common with tawny ports than they do vintage. Given that this is between a 20 and 30 year old tawny in age, but still closer in price to 20 year o... Read More » 


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W&S 93

2014 Casa Ferreirinha "Planalto" Branco Reserva Douro

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Branco Reserva Planalto (Casa Ferreirinha) is a white bargain even though it is a mass-market wine (about 125,000 cases). It is an unoaked blend of 35% Viosinho; 15% each of Malvasia Fina, Gouveio, Códega and Arinto; and 5% Moscatel. This shows good purity of fruit, a lovely, fresh feel, some viscosity and some precision. It hangs together well and drinks great. This is a very good vintage for it. (MS)" (8/2015) Wine Spectator: "*Smart Buys* A lush and spicy style, with plenty of buttery notes to the baked apple, pear and almond tart flavors. Shortbread accents sh ...Read More » 


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Warre's "Otima" 10 Year Old Tawny Port (500ml)

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Light amber-tawny in color, this wine is delicately balanced between freshness and age. There’s brisk, tart peach flavor along with more mature tones of pale berries and woodsy mushrooms. Hints of tobacco smoke add to the wine’s elegance." (12/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Well-honed, with a touch of sweetness to the plush flavors of butterscotch, pear tart, almond and vanilla. Orange peel and dried ginger accents emerge on the seductively spicy finish. (KM)" (9/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Restrained and delicately spiced on the nose. Tight and dense but still has a lightness of touch on the finish, whi ...Read More » 


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1985 Taylor Vintage Port

93 points Wine Spectator: "Medium ruby. Beautiful aromas of flowers and fresh plum, with hints of stems. Full-bodied and medium-sweet, with gorgeous silky tannins and a long, long finish. This is just starting to come around and offers wonderful flavors. Long life ahead, but ready to try. (Web Only—2008)" Decanter: "Tight, concentrated maturing fruit. Full, concentrated, sweet, complex, enduring length." (12/2005) Jancis Robinson: "Still going very strong from a bottle via a decanter. (The Robertsons served Fonseca 1985 at their dinner that night to celebrate Fonseca's bicentenary.) Lovely hazelnuts nose and soft ...Read More » 


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WS 93

2015 Soalheiro Alvarinho Vinho Verde

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Alvarinho is unoaked and comes in at 12.5% alcohol. As fans of this classic bottling know, it is very dry, most definitely not fizzy and typically a great value. It is glorious, expressive and fresh in this vintage. In the long, proud history of this fine estate, this seems to be as good or better as any standard, unoaked Alvarinho they have produced. It is also one of the best unoaked young Alvarinhos I've had. We'll see what the future brings--it won't be an unqualified success for Soalheiro if it does not hold well for a decade or much more-- ...Read More » 


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RP 94

2015 Quinta do Regueiro Alvarinho Trajadura Minho

Hot new Vinho Verde region find! To be precise, this is actually labelled a Vinho Regional from the Minho; a wine can only be labelled Vinho Verde if it is 100% Alvarinho from the sub-zone of Melgaço, which this is not. Quinta do Regueiro makes great stuff though. Flavors of ripe yellow fruits show hints of ripe apple and red bananas - those delicious, sweet/tangy smaller bananas, not the regular ones we all grew up with. This is mineral as well, a touch smoky, just a delicious, textbook Alvarinho blend. (Joe Manekin, K&L Portuguese and Spanish wine buye... Read More » 


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1977 Graham's Vintage Port Top Pick!
1977 Graham's Vintage Port

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Graham is another great port house, producing one of the deepest-colored and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor and Fonseca, Graham has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World War II era. Their tawnys are quite good rather than exceptional, but their vintage ports are truly sublime and sumptuous. (RP)" (1/1989) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Medium ruby-red. Aromas of milk chocolate, plum, mint and violet. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness and lots of berry and cherry fruit. Very fruity and fresh. Long and lively. Delicious now, but w ...Read More » 


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RP 93 WS 91

Quinta do Noval 10 Year Old Tawny Port

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Dark in color, the wine has plenty of tangy tawny character. It is ripe, full and rich with caramel and spice flavors as well as acidity that is finely balanced. This is an attractive wine, ready to drink. (RV)" (10/2016) Wine Spectator: "This is layered with plush flavors of Christmas pudding, plum tart and raspberry, delivering details of caramel and dried berry, with plenty of buttery accents on the finish. (KM, Web-2015)"  


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WE 90

2012 Luis Pato Vinho Tinto Beiras

Produced from Baga and Touriga Nacional grapes from different vineyards in Beiras, Luis Pato's entry-level red is loaded with character and offers terrific value as well as some really distinctive, specific flavors. The Bairrada and Beiras regions are cool, and the climate is influenced by the Atlantic. Soils are composed of clay with interspersed limestone. There is an acidity and tannic structure that is quite different from the rich, ripe wines of its more famous, warmer, northerly neighbor, the Douro. Luis Pato is making some of the most interesting ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2015 Filipa Pato "FP" Branco Beiras

Filipa Pato, daughter of Luis, took the knowledge she learned from her iconoclastic father, and is applying towards making excellent wines in her own right in the same region. This blend of Bical and Arinto shows lovely peach and a somewhat nutty/honeyed flavors that finish dry, not unlike good Chenin Blanc. What separates this wine from many other similarly priced efforts is the texture - it is elegant and when combined with the wine's persistence makes for a delicious white for the money. 


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Graham's "Six Grapes" Port

Wine Enthusiast: "A dry wine, firmly tannic, although also with acidity and black currant fruit. Spices and licorice add interest, while the tannins finish this attractive wine." (12/2011) Wine Spectator: "Lots of sweet dark plum and sweet cherry flavors dominate, with plenty of milk chocolate. Clean and balanced on the straightforward finish." (12/2010) K&L Notes: From the Producer: "Six Grapes is one of Graham's original Port marques. It is a big-hearted wine, sourced from the same vineyards (essentially Quinta dos Malvedos and Quinta das Lages) that contribute to Graham's famed Vintage Ports in 'decl... Read More » 


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1970 Graham's Vintage Port

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is an extremely full-bodied, powerful wine, but it still retains a classy balance. Deep ruby, with chocolate and berry aromas, full-bodied, with anise and dried cherry flavors, full, hard tannins and a long finish. Good now but a few more yearsof bottle age would improve it. Best from 1990 through 1993. (Web Only-1989) (JS)" 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Graham is another great port house, producing one of the deepest-colored and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor and Fonseca, Graham has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World Wa ...Read More » 


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WS 94 RP 93

Rare Wine Company "Historic Series Baltimore" Rainwater Madeira

91 points Wine Spectator: "Lush and spicy, with plenty of buttery notes to the open-textured flavors of chamomile, ripe pear, and dried apple. The opulent finish features hollandaise sauce accents. Drink now through 2050." (2/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The non-vintage RWC Baltimore Rainwater (bottled January 2012) was designed to reintroduce Rainwater as a prestige style rather than the cheaper, paler versions of years gone by. Its template was a Rainwater that Mannie Berk tasted from the 1820s. It has a light lanolin, melted candle wax, dried fig and orange blossom-scented bouquet that expands nicely w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 91

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