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Quinta do Vale Meão 2012 Red (Douro)

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This is one of the grand wines of the Douro, from the last estate to be founded by the legendary Dona Antonia Ferreira in the 19th century. This is a long-lasting wine showing a fresh character, with dense, dark tannins and intense floral fruit. This will age for many years, so don’t drink before 2020.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2015)
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Joh. Jos. Prüm 2013 Bernkasteler Badstube Auslese Riesling (Mosel)

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Sheer in texture, this honeyed nectar falls on the palate like a whisper, but its stone fruit, red berry and grapefruit flavors are powerful and compounding. Multifaceted with touches of sugar cookie and guava juxtaposed with lime zest and slate, it delivers a long, ponderous finish.

 — A.I.  (6/1/2015)
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Joh. Jos. Prüm 2013 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling (Mosel)

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Blossomy pink-grapefruit perfume bursts from this fruity, floral, complex auslese. While lip-smackingly sweet with flavors of red berries and hibiscus nectar, it’s grounded with a backdrop of acidity and steely minerality that resonates long through the finish.

 — A.I.  (6/1/2015)
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Brewer-Clifton 2012 3-D Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills)

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Delicious aromas cover the entire range of the strawberry experience, from the scents of a blossoming strawberry field to frozen berries macerated into a syrup. It’s refreshing and yet grippy on the palate at the same time, with candied raspberry and crushed vanilla bean swirling with bergamot rind, anise, black pepper and pine sap. Imagine mint-wrapped berries on…

 — M.K.  (6/1/2015)
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Prats & Symington LDA 2012 Chryseia Red (Douro)

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This marks the 17th vintage of this wine, a joint venture between the Douro-based Symington family and Bordeaux consultant Bruno Prats. 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. Acidity, black fruits and tannins are developing well. Drink…

 — R.V.  (6/1/2015)
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Quinta Vale Dona Maria 2012 Vinha do Rio Red (Douro)

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This top wine from Quinta Vale Dona Maria comes from a small parcel of old vines on the estate close to the river Torto. Foot treading in lagars give the wine its richness and sumptuous character. It also provides tannins that are cushioned by the superripe black fruits and acidity. This long-term wine shouldn’t be touched until 2020.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2015)
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Quinta do Vale Meão 2012 Vintage Port (Port)

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From one of the great Douro estates, this dense, intensely perfumed wine is just setting out on a long journey. Tannins and a complex structure give an initial impression of dryness. They are followed by the richest of black fruits, dark cherries and a balance between sweetness and acidity. Drink this long-lived wine from 2025.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2015)
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Quinta do Vallado 2012 Reserva Field Blend Red (Douro)

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In the old times, a Douro vineyard held a muddle of any number of different local grapes. This wine, from 80-year-old vines, is a tribute to the old style of vineyard planting. It’s firm, very concentrated and dark, with stunning tannins and rich fruit. The black plum-skin texture, superripe fruit, chocolate and final acidity are all developing slowly and…

 — R.V.  (6/1/2015)
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