The Seventy Five Wine Company 2012 The Sum Red Blend – Wine of the Week

The Seventy Five Wine Company 2012 The Sum Red Blend
The Seventy Five Wine Company 2012 The Sum Red Blend

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Prats & Symington 2011 Post Scriptum de Chryseia – Wine of the Week Review

Prats & Symington 2011 Post Scriptum de Chryseia
Prats & Symington 2011 Post Scriptum de Chryseia

Price: $22

Rating: 14.5/20

Region: Douro, Portugal

Varietals: 56 percent Touriga Nacional, 30 percent Touriga Franca, 7 percent Tinta Barroca & 7 percent Tinta Roriz

Production: 6,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.9 percent


Tasting Notes: Although the dramatic, hilly landscape of Portugal’s Douro Valley is best known for its Port, the region produces just as much table wine as it does fortified wine. In 1999, the Symington family (owners of many Port brands, including Warre’s, Dow’s and Graham’s) partnered with Bordeaux winemaker Bruno Prats (formerly of Château Cos d’Estournel) in order to improve the quality of their table wines. They launched the flagship Chryseia label with the 2000 Continue reading “Prats & Symington 2011 Post Scriptum de Chryseia – Wine of the Week Review” »

Susana Balbo 2008 Brioso – Wine of the Week Review

Susana Balbo 2008 Brioso
Susana Balbo 2008 Brioso

Price: $45

Rating: 15/20

Region: Mendoza, Argentina

Varietals: 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 percent Malbec, 10 percent Merlot, 10 percent Cabernet Franc & 5 percent Petit Verdot

Production: 600 cases

Alcohol: 14.5 percent


Tasting Notes: Having worked as a consultant winemaker for 20 years, Susana Balbo struck out on her own in 1999 by founding Dominio del Plata. The winery produces a variety of wines under four different labels: Benmarco, Crios, Nosotros and the eponymous Susana Balbo. The 2008 Brioso is a well-balanced Bordeaux-style blend. It offers earthy aromas Continue reading “Susana Balbo 2008 Brioso – Wine of the Week Review” »

Herdade da Comporta 2007 Red – Wine of the Week Review

Herdade da Comporta 2007 Red
Herdade da Comporta 2007 Red

Price: $16

Rating: 14/20

Region: Setúbal Peninsula, Portugal

Varietal: Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet & Touriga Franca

Alcohol: 13.5 percent


Tasting Notes: A well-structured red blend, the Herdade da Comporta 2007 Red displays ripe dark fruit flavors with a hint of oak, supple tannins and moderate acidity.


Food Pairings: Pork ribs, sausages, pasta marinara


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