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Periquita

Periquita

2005

Crisp and assertive, with cranberry and currant flavors backed by notes of graphite on the finish.

Wine Spectator - May 31, 2009

Periquita

Periquita

2005

A lot of wine for the money, this Portuguese red offers concentrated blackberry and plum fruit accented with toast, spice and vanilla. Shows some grip on the finish.

Wine Skinny - December 30, 2008

Periquita

Periquita

2004

Deep ruby and medium-bodied, the wine is round with red berries, plums and figs and is balanced with a smooth earthy finish.

South Florida Gourmet - January 6, 2009

Periquita

Periquita

2004

86 Points. This is one of Portugal's big brands. Soft, easy and juicy, this has just a touch of dryness and great, fresh aftertaste.

Wine Enthusiast - September 2007

Periquita

Periquita

2004

Highly Recommended. This red blend made from castelao, trincadeira, and aragones grapes is a well-made perennial favorite, with bright cherry aromas and lush, soft cherry flavors with spicy hints and refreshing acidity balancing soft tannins. Try it with aged cheeses and grilled flank steak.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - August 1, 2007

Periquita

Periquita

2004

Silver Medal Winner

Tasters Guild International Wine Judging - Summer 2007

Periquita

Periquita

2004

With one sip of this wine you have reached the goal you set of trying three obscure grape varieties every week. And however unfamiliar the grapes may be, the wine is essential to summer outdoor grilling. Full-bodied, robust and boldly spicy, bursting with blueberry, currant and plum fruit with a hint of something wild, this is a perfect, inexpensive wine for steaks, grilled veal chops or leg of lamb (thinking rosemary and garlic). The wine is very dry and quite earthy, with grainy, chewy tannins, moderate oak (four months in new and used barrels) and touches of lavender, licorice and potpourri in the somewhat austere finish. Now through 2009 or '11. A Great Bargain. Very Good +

Koeppel on Wine - April 13, 2007

Periquita

Periquita

2004

85 Points. The 2004 Periquita is a ton of fun, and good value. In its exuberance, it shows ripe and lovely raspberry notes, perhaps even a hint of kirsch, along with some brightness and light tannins on the finish. It is ralatively modest in the mid-palate, and as it develops in the cellar, its mid-palate will take on a certain Burgundian feel. The very sweet fruit, not too far off candied in its youth, although whether it will calm down with age is another matter entirely.

Wine Advocate - March 2007

Periquita

Periquita

2002

87 Points

International Wine Cellar - March/April 2006

Twin Vines

Vinho Verde DOC

2007

A great refreshing white summer wine. Pale straw with greenish hues, it is lively and crisp…offers a vibrant acidity with flavors of lemon, melon and green apple. It is a wonderful aperitif wine and pairs well with seafood, salads, poultry and light dishes.

South Florida Gourmet - January 6, 2009

Twin Vines

Vinho Verde DOC

2007

84 Points, Europe's Best Values. A fresh, light white, with apple and citrus notes and a spicy finish. A Daily Wine Pick

Wine Spectator - October 15, 2008

Twin Vines

Vinho Verde DOC

2007

ose Maria da Fonseca Twin Vines Vinho Verde 2007 is a pale, almost clear, refreshing white wine from the Vinho Verde DOC in northwest Portugal. Low in alcohol and an all occasion pour, the wine has aromas of lemon, melon and green apple. While it is crisp in taste, it is not at all tart. Its slight effervescence feels lively on the palate with refreshing citrus fruit flavors. The spritziness comes from a small dose of carbon dioxide added right before bottling. Perfect for chicken or tuna salad, lightly smoked fish, and Emmenthal or Jarlsberg cheese, or fruit salad.

Fort Worth Business Press - July 3, 2008

Twin Vines

Vinho Verde DOC

2007

A very attractive bargain. The bubbles here are not visible but the prickle of carbonation is evident on the tongue. Crisp and dry, it's a great wine for a summer picnic or with grilled fish

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - June 19, 2008

Twin Vines

Vinho Verde DOC

2007

Gold Medal Winner

asters Guild International Wine Judging - June 2008

Twin Vines

Vinho Verde DOC

2007

88 Points

The Tasting Panel - June 2008

Twin Vines

Vinho Verde DOC

2007

87 Points

International Wine Review - April 2008

Twin Vines

Vinho Verde DOC

2006

85 Points. Crisp apples, touched with some sweetness, but finely clean and fresh, this is a great aperitif style of Vinho Verde, finishing with just a sparkle.

Wine Enthusiast - April 2008

Twin Vines

Vinho Verde DOC

 

88 Points. The ripe peach flavors of this wine gain prominence with air, balancing dusty talc and a touch of CO2. It's both sweet and vibrant. A lush aperitif.

Wine & Spirits - October 2008

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