Published in November 2013

Wines, Spirits and Beers published in the November 2013 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

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Quinta do Noval 2011 Nacional Vintage Port (Port)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $650
A powerful and ripe wine, strongly influenced by its tannins, super ripe black fruit and great structure. It has all the hallmarks of a long-lived vintage Port—very rich, while densely textured and firm. This is an amazing, impressive, concentrated wine, with huge potential. From a parcel of ungrafted vines at Noval.  — R.V.  (11/1/2013)
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Taylor Fladgate 2011 Vargellas Vinhas Velhas Vintage Port (Port)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $268
The sweetness of the wine vies with the acidity to bring out a dense structure, black currant flavors and firm tannins that are strongly integrated into the ripe texture. This is a gorgeous, dense, concentrated wine, coming into balance while showing great structure and potential.  — R.V.  (11/1/2013)
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Quinta do Vesuvio 2011 Capela Vintage Port (Port)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $127
This is beautifully ripe and perfumed, packed with richness in the form of sweet berries and touches of spice. It’s already a gorgeous wine, its ripeness lifted by the acidity and given shape by the tannic structure. This powerful wine shows great aging potential.  — R.V.  (11/1/2013)
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Ferreira 2011 Vintage Port (Port)

  1. $90
This hugely rich yet approachable wine shows power and boldness. All the elements are there, linked by firm tannins and freshness from berry acidity.  — R.V.  (11/1/2013)
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Taylor Fladgate 2011 Vintage Port (Port)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $116
There is an initial smoky character, followed by a burst of ripe, rich black fruits, giving the wine weight and a dark, brooding core. Black plum and berry fruits, considerable acidity and a delicate final perfume flesh out this wine's character. For serious aging.  — R.V.  (11/1/2013)
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Williams Selyem 2010 30th Anniversary Cuvée Burt Williams’ Morning Dew Ranch Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley)

  1. $125
This is a seductive and deeply satisfying Pinot Noir, light in rose petal and red cherry notes and yet intense and voluptuous in texture. Part of the winery’s 30th anniversary celebration, with the fruit coming from original co-founder Burt Williams’ Morning Dew Ranch in Anderson Valley, this is a remarkably polished and balanced wine, with a racy jolt of spiciness…  — V.B.  (11/1/2013)
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Cockburn's 2011 Vintage Port (Port)

  1. $95
A complete wine, ripely fruity, firmly tannic and dense. It has weight and the right balance of fruit and structure. It’s an impressive wine, powerful and concentrated while showing great fruitiness. The finish reveals its freshness.  — R.V.  (11/1/2013)
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Fonseca 2011 Vintage Port (Port)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $116
A powerful, spicy wine, luscious in its peppered berry fruits and sweet tannins. The structure is dramatic, offering a smooth texture as well as a drier core. With its weight, density and dark, final character, this is a wine for serious aging.  — R.V.  (11/1/2013)
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