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Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans. Portugal produces a wide variety of different wines with distinctive personality because they have a large array of native varietals.

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  • ARCA NOVA 2016 VINHO VERDE

    Item #: 377154
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Arca Nova Vino Verde is made by Quinta das Arcas, a small estate owned and operated by the Monteiro family. All of their grapes are estate grown be...
    Arca Nova Vino Verde is made by Quinta das Arcas, a small estate owned and operated by the Monteiro family. All of their grapes are estate grown between their 4 estates in the Vinho Verde and Alentejo regions. Their vines are trellised so the clusters are growing about 6 feet above the ground to allow the wind to remove the humidity. Vinho Verde means ‘Green Wine’ and is both the name of the wine and the name of the region. Stylistically, all Vinho Verdes are light, clean, fresh, and citrusy. Effervescence is added to Vinho Verde wines to increase their shelf life. The U.S. is currently the world’s largest importing country for Vinho Verde wines. Arca Nova Vinho Verde is a crisp, dry, slightly effervescent, light bodied white wine with a pale yellow color and youthful, floral, citrus aromas that are reminiscent of freshly cut grass. Moderately intense on the palate with lemon, green apple, and peach flavors and a medium finish. This wine is made from 50% Loureiro, 40% Arinto and 10% Treixadura using sustainable farming of vineyards ranging from 6 to 30 years old at elevations from 300 to 1000 feet. Residual Sugar: 6.0 grams per liter. Alcohol: 10.5% Enjoy Arca Nova Vinho Verde as the perfect summer apéritif wine and with oysters, filet of sole, grilled shrimp, sushi, and summer salads.
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  • BROADBENT NV VINHO VERDE

    Item #: 382457
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Winemaker's Notes - "Vinho Verde, the most popular white wine from Portugal, is a deliciously refreshing, light wine. "Verde", meaning ...
    Winemaker's Notes - "Vinho Verde, the most popular white wine from Portugal, is a deliciously refreshing, light wine. "Verde", meaning "Green" refers to the hints of lime color. It is an ideal warm weather wine, excellent for lunch and picnics, or an evening apertif. It makes a brilliant pairing with any fish, shellfish and poultry."
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  • CHRYSEIA 2013 POST SCRIPTUM

    Item #: 380431
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    The 2013 Post Scriptum de Chryseia is principally a Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca blend. Not overly concentrated, it does have beautiful, lifte...
    The 2013 Post Scriptum de Chryseia is principally a Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca blend. Not overly concentrated, it does have beautiful, lifted fruit and an enticing fresh feel to it. In its own subtle way, this is focused and very appealing and a complete charmer. Perfumed and almost Margaux-like! Bone dry and rather refined.
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  • CONFIDENCIAL 2013 RED RESERVE

    Item #: 383545
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Casa Santos Lima is a family owned and operated company dedicated to the production, bottling and selling of Portuguese wines from around 400 hecta...
    Casa Santos Lima is a family owned and operated company dedicated to the production, bottling and selling of Portuguese wines from around 400 hectares of vineyards. Most of Casa Santos Lima’s estates are located in Alenquer, 45km north of Lisbon, in a region where wine production is centuries old and the typical rural landscapes are gifted with enormous beauty. The vineyards are planted on gentle slopes with altitudes between 100 and 220 meters benefiting from an excellent sun exposition and a climate slightly tempered by the nearby Atlantic Ocean, only 25 km away from the property. Casa Santos Lima is the largest producer of “Vinho Regional Lisboa” and is one of the most awarded Portuguese wineries in both major national and international wine competitions. A maritime influence provides fresh summer nights along with gentle winters that are key to the production of quality grapes in this region. This climate helps produce wines with great acidity and a youthful freshness.

    WINE ENTHUSIAST 91 POINTS - EDITOR'S CHOICE - "Six months in a mix of French and Portuguese oak has given this wine a rich, smooth character. Produced from a field blend of more than 40 different varieties, the wine is stylishly structured and ripe with blackberry fruits. It is still young and although it is drinkable now, it will be better from 2017."

    Tasting Notes - Dark red fruits greet the nose upon smelling; black pepper, ripe plum and midnight garden florals extend the invitation to taste with Pavlovian flair. The foreshadowing in the nose continues as tastes of fresh, vibrant fruits and spices help showcase this big, bright concentrated wine. Mixed berry and plum fruits abound as uplifting acidity and rounded tannins keep the wine from becoming heavy. Fire up the grill or enjoy with charcuterie and cheeses as this hearty balanced red is ready for summer.
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  • DOMINGUES CUARTA GENERACION 2012 "CLASSICO" CANARY ISLANDS

    Item #: 378613
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    "The Dominguez Clasico, the bodega's flagship wine, is a blend of very old, ungrafted, pre-phylloxera Listan Negro, Negramoll, Tintilla and Listan ...
    "The Dominguez Clasico, the bodega's flagship wine, is a blend of very old, ungrafted, pre-phylloxera Listan Negro, Negramoll, Tintilla and Listan Blanco (Palomino). Phylloxera never affected the Canaries, and the island is home to countless gnarled, twisted, extremely old vines. All vines on the island are ungifted. Different parcels from different plots of land are vinified separately, though the fermentations of the Listan Negro and Negramoll include the Listan Blanco. Perhaps counterintuitively (and perhaps oversimplified a bit for space), fermentation of red grapes with white aids in color extraction, enhancing tannin structure, and creating more surface area for the binding of a greater amount of aromatic compounds. The wine is blended after alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation happens on the lees, during 4 month aging in American and Central European oak barrels."- Importer's Notes
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  • ELADIO PINIERO 2006 LA COARTADA RED ALENTEJO

    Item #: 381354
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Eladio wanted to make red wine, and he knew Rias Baixas was not the place for it, so he bought an estate with vineyards near his holiday home in th...
    Eladio wanted to make red wine, and he knew Rias Baixas was not the place for it, so he bought an estate with vineyards near his holiday home in the Alentejo and made a red wine which is again about as far from an “industrial” wine as you can get. Four YEARS in new barrels, 3 years in stainless after that, at least six months in the bottle, no clarification, no fining etc. , designed to be drunk on release but will age effortlessly…The methods are somewhat evocative of López de Heredia in the sense that the wine is released when deemed ready to drink, while remaining capable of much longer aging. But the warmer Portuguese climate makes for a broader shouldered vein, not at all overripe but concentrated, minerally, and sublime.
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  • MARIO S.A. NUNO 2010 GARRAFEIRA, QUINTA DOS BAGEIRAS "BAIRRADA" 90+ YEAR OLD BAGA VINES.

    Item #: 381638
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 94
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "This 2010 Garrafeira Quinta dos Bageiras is another gorgeous Garrafeira from Bageiras,...
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "This 2010 Garrafeira Quinta dos Bageiras is another gorgeous Garrafeira from Bageiras, produced only in what owner Mário Sérgio Alves Nuno believes are the best years. Sourced from very old vines (90+ years, said Mario), it was aged for 18 months in used 3000-liter Portuguese tonels. It has big everything: strong concentration of flavor, intensity on the finish, classic Baga nuances and plenty of acidity. This lets it all hang out, but it also works it out rather well. This wine is not for the shy; it is quite a mouthful. It could use a few more years in the cellar, despite its late release (it sort of fits this month's theme on older wines), but it can be approached if you must. This, for most producers, wasn't a great vintage, but you could make good wine in it and Bageiras sure did. At the price point, this is a super value. Late released, it should be in the marketplace now."

    The Bairrada region is located in northern Portugal. It’s a difficult place to grow grapes, and it’s gone through some hard times. But when it gets it right, it makes some of Portugal’s most impressive, ageworthy red wines, based on the Baga grape. Màrio Sérgio Alves Nuno is the winemaker and owner of Bágeiras, which he set up in 1990. Vineyard area is 24 ha (large for the region), spilt between red and white varieties. These wines are serious, and remind a bit of the great Italian reds from Sangiovese and Nebbiolo with their structure and acidity.
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  • PAXIS 2013 BULLDOG RED

    Item #: 383569
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  • PRATS & SYMINGTON CHRYSEIA 2012 DOURO

    Item #: 377243
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 95 POINTS - "This markes the 17th vintage of this wine, a joint venture between the Symington fam...
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 95 POINTS - "This markes the 17th vintage of this wine, a joint venture between the Symington family and Bordeaux consultant Bruno Pratts (Cos Estournel former owner). Based entirely on fruit from Quintas de Roriz and Perdiz, this smooth structured wine has many of the characteristics of Bordeaux with its new wood and elegant texture."

    WINE ADVOCATE - "The 2012 Post Scriptum de Chryseia is principally a Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca blend, with tiny quantities of other grapes, aged for 13 months 400-liter French oak. It is a fresh and elegant PS this year. Not overly concentrated, it does have beautiful, lifted fruit and an enticing fresh feel to it. In its own subtle way, this focused and very appealing PS should be a complete charmer. If it evolves well, it may yet be entitled to an uptick, but it won't disappoint at its typically nice price."
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  • QUINTA DE BOAVISTA 2006 TERRAS DE TAVARES; DAO JAEN/TOURIGA NATIONAL

    Item #: 383488
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This blend of 60% Touriga and 40% Jaen has had Grande Reserva-like treatment, spending 3 years in oak and 2 years in bottle. The Jaen content reins...
    This blend of 60% Touriga and 40% Jaen has had Grande Reserva-like treatment, spending 3 years in oak and 2 years in bottle. The Jaen content reins in Touriga’s tendency towards flamboyant florals and black fruits, driving an impressive mineral purity throughout the wine. Just hitting its stride now, it’s still very tight and freshly fruited for its age. It’s ‘no compromise’ firm, finely dusted, tannic structure begs for more time in bottle or grilled meat.
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  • QUINTA DO CRASTO 2013 TINTA RORIZ

    Item #: 379497
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 94 POINTS - "Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo) was once believed to be the finest grape for Douro t...
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 94 POINTS - "Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo) was once believed to be the finest grape for Douro table wines. While that view has been modified, it still makes an impressive wine. With 18 months in wood and super-ripe fruit, the wine is concentrated and opulent. It has fine tannins and acidity that are at the service of this great fruitiness. The wine will age further, with maturity likely to occur by 2020."
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  • QUINTA DO CRASTO 2014 DOURO RED

    Item #: 377947
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Bright purple in color. Very expressive on the nose, showing fresh wild berry fruit nicely combined with delicate floral notes. Elegant beginning t...
    Bright purple in color. Very expressive on the nose, showing fresh wild berry fruit nicely combined with delicate floral notes. Elegant beginning that leads to a medium-bodied wine, with a polished structure of fine tannins and fresh wild berry fruit flavors. A wine with a charming, medium length finish.
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  • SOALHEIRO 2016 ALVARINHO

    Item #: 380863
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Region: Vinho Verde sub-region of Monção and Melgaço 100% Alvarinho (The superstar white grape of the Vinho Verde region aka Albariño across the bo...
    Region: Vinho Verde sub-region of Monção and Melgaço 100% Alvarinho (The superstar white grape of the Vinho Verde region aka Albariño across the border in Spain. It can make rich, full-bodied and fragrant whites and in Portugal they tend to have a more mineral based structure)Nose of jasmine flower, citrus, and pear. The palate is intense with steely minerality, and lush tropical fruit notes. Dry, medium bodied, with lively acidity, and a long finish. This wine is lean and mineral driven with a focused intensity when young but transforms with gorgeous smoky citrus nuances with a bit of age which it can do for many years to come!
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